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Name: Bobby Anwar
Candidate for: Blackburn
Party: UK Independence Party
(Submitted by candidate)
Bobby Anwar is fighting the Blackburn seat in the General Election for the UK Independence Party.
Born and raised in England, he is universally known by his nickname Bobby which followed the Scottish mid-wife who delivered him saying he would make a handsome policeman when he grew up.
The 29-year-old father-of-three has lived all over the country as his father is a builder but has been resident in Lancashire for more than a decade and proudly describes himself as a Lancastrian.
His varied employment history includes working for the emergency services, call centres and residential child care.
His hopes of careers in the fire service or the Royal Signals Corps were dashed by health issues so he set up his own businesses from scratch.
He became involved with UKIP after becoming concerned about the future of the country.
"Our country is more than full, it’s the most densely populated country in the EU.
"Out of nearly 2million jobs only 25k went to the British," said Mr Anwar, who is a nephew of BBC actress Mina Anwar.
"I am the middle ground of England and feel overwhelmed with the support and mentoring I have received from the party and my followers, foam the left and from the right, from everyday folk to the more well-off.
"Their respect is a priceless asset to me and I cherish it dearly.
"After all, I am the servant here and the people are my employers. Something the present and past elected officials have forgotten.
"I can’t believe the amount of people who have defected to UKIP through me.
From Labour, Tory, Lib Dem and even former BNP and present EDL supporters that now support me and are glad their ignored voices will be heard without being branded a racist.
"I never thought I’d see the day!
"It’s not about race, it’s about space. It’s about patriotism, not faith.
I am a servant to Blackburn, Not a slave to Brussels. My British countrymen come first," he said.
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