This is the second instalment of the Londonmultimedianews guide to fringe political parties and independents at the general election.
In this episode we talk to Alan Howling Laud Hope, leader of the Monster Raving Looney Party.
Mr Hope is a candidate in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
In part one of this series we talked to another candidate in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency Lord Toby Jug of the Eccentric Party of Great Britain.
The Eccentric Party of Great Britain party formed in 2014 as a break away party from the Official Monster Raving Looney party.
Lord Toby Jug left the Monster Raving Looney Party following his opposition to a J D Wetherspoon Pub opening near his home.
J D Wetherspoon has agreed to sponsor Alan Howling Laud Hope’s campaign in Uxbridge and South Ruislip
A spokesperson from J D Wetherspoon said:
Alan Hope is well known to Wetherspoon – he likes our pubs and often appears in the Wetherspoon News magazine. He approached Wetherspoon and asked whether we would sponsor him, not the party as he was standing in high profile constituency. Wethrespoon said it would give him £1,000.
Our interview with Alan Howling Laud Hope took place at a J D Wetherspoon in Fleet in Hampshire, where Mr Hope is a local councillor.
In the interview Mr Hope talks about the political beginnings of the Monster Raving Looney Party.
Mr Hope also reveals how in the information age of new social media he is campaigning remotely from outside of the Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency.
Candidates standing in the Uxbridge and South Ruislip are:
Michael Francis Cox Liberal Democrats
Michael Doherty Independent
Jack Duffin UK Independence Party (UKIP)
Gary Harbord Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition
Howling Laud Hope Official Monster Raving Loony Party
Boris Johnson Conservative Party
Lord Toby Jug The Eccentric Party of Great Britain
Jane Lawrence The Realists’ Party
Graham Lee Green Party
Sabrina Moosun Communities United Party
Chris Summers Labour Party
Jenny Thompson Independent