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Brexit Party Candidate for West Midlands Rupert Lowe


Rupert Lowe


Rupert Lowe



Rupert James Graham Lowe is a British politician, farmer and businessman, who has been the Brexit Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP) in the West Midlands constituency since the 2019 European Parliament elections.

Lowe was chairman of Southampton Football Club from 1996 to 2006 and then again from 2008 to 2009, when the company was placed into administration.

Born in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England[5] Rupert Lowe was educated at Radley College and the University of Reading before gaining a reputation working in the City of London for companies such as Morgan Grenfell and Deutsche Bank. He was also a board member of the London International Financial Futures Exchange. He founded Secure Retirements, a quoted care home provider, with Andrew Cowen, later the Southampton F.C. Vice Chairman.

Lowe stood for election as the Referendum Party candidate for Cotswold in the 1997 general election. He also took an active role in the successful Vote Leave campaign in the 2016 Brexit referendum. He won a seat for the Brexit Party in the West Midlands constituency in the 2019 European Parliament elections.[4]

He had planned to be the Brexit Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the Dudley North constituency of the UK Parliament but now is the candidate for West Midlands.

West Midlands is a 51.48% Leave area and is very winnable.

In the last parliamentary election the winner was Liam Byrne a Labour Hold (66.9% majority) Turnout 61.3% (Total electorate: 75698) Region

The results were

PARTY VOTES SHARE SWING
Liam Byrne LAB 37,606 81.1% +12.7
Ahmereen Reza CON 6,580 14.2% +2.7
Mohammed Gultasab Khan UKI 1,016 2.2% -9.1
Phil Bennion LIB 805 1.7% -4.7
Clare Thomas GRE 387 0.8% -1.2
Last four MPs
2017 Liam Byrne LABOUR
2015 Liam Byrne LABOUR
2010 Liam Byrne LABOUR

Liam Byrne's voting record.


A selection of Liam Byrne's votes

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Former Labour for Birmingham, Hodge Hill

Entered the House of Commons on 15 July 2004 — Byelection

Left the House of Commons on 6 November 2019 — Dissolved for election

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Liam Byrne campaigned to remain in the European Union Source: BBC

Other offices held in the past

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Register of Members’ Interests

Last updated: 5 Nov 2019.

2. (b) Any other support not included in Category 2(a)

Name of donor: R P Strategy
Address of donor: Meryll House, 57 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove B61 7DN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for additional office staff support

Date received: 1 March 2019

Date accepted: 1 March 2019

Donor status: company, registration 10799857

(Registered 15 May 2019)

Name of donor: Signify AI
Address of donor: 1st Floor Gallery Court, 28 Arcadia Avenue, London N3 2FG

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: Research services and media analysis with value of £5,083.20

Date received: 3 June 2019

Date accepted: 17 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 10814854

(Registered 07 August 2019)

Name of donor: R P Strategy
Address of donor: Meryll House, 57 Worcester Road, Bromsgrove, Worcester B611 7DN

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £3,500 for additional office staff support

Date received: 14 June 2019

Date accepted: 28 June 2019

Donor status: company, registration 10799857

(Registered 07 August 2019)

Name of donor: Trevor Chinn
Address of donor: private

Amount of donation, or nature and value if donation in kind: £5,000 for additional office staff support

Date received: 15 April 2019

Date accepted: 29 April 2019

Donor status: individual

(Registered 13 August 2019)

6. Land and property portfolio: (i) value over £100,000 and/or (ii) giving rental income of over £10,000 a year

From August 2017, rental income from my London home, which is paid to my wife and is below registrable level: (i). (Registered 04 June 2018)

8. Miscellaneous

I am a director (unpaid) of the Great Britain China Centre, non-departmental public body. (Registered 30 January 2019)

I am a governor (unpaid) at the Institute of Government. (Registered 04 February 2019)

From 2 May 2019, a Trustee (unpaid) of the Birmingham Museums and Arts Trust. (Registered 07 August 2019)

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