AIM OF BLUE REVOLUTION
The Blue Revolution is a political platform which seeks to enable as many people as possible from as wide a variety of backgrounds as possible to stand for elections at every administrative level from Parish to Parliament. This is achieved by the simple means of authorising use of party emblems to those who endorse the Blue Revolution “core values” and five manifesto pledges.
The platform will have a light touch approach to identifying and approving nominations to stand for election and will leave individual candidates to take responsibility for their own campaigns. However, advice and guidance will be made available to all candidates to help ensure that the platform is not brought into disrepute and to help ensure that candidates comply with all relevant electoral laws and other relevant legislation. However, Blue Revolution is not legally responsible for the activities, errors or omissions of candidates. Some finance may be made available such as part funding of deposits for any Parliamentary election fought.
The platform will always attempt to ensure that all Blue Revolution campaigns reflect the core values of the platform and as far as possible its five manifesto pledges. These manifesto pledges are detailed in the manifesto which is published on the plaform website. www.abluerevolution.org
The Blue Revolution is a political platform as opposed to a traditional party. It is a political brand identity thus avoiding the heavy bureaucratic structure associated with many other political parties. There will be no branches or branch structure. Members may form community groups but if formed these can have no financial identity recognised by Blue Revolution. Blue Revolution will not recognise groups or branches calling themselves “Blue Revolution”. Such groups will not be allowed to use images and descriptions in elections. Individuals must apply to use them as individuals. For non-election, promotional material any member can utilise any of the images and descriptions that appear on the website. The use of images and descriptions are only covered by election law not copyright.
All membership fees of £5.00 will entitle the member within the relevant calendar year to access the abluerevolution.org website and to apply to use all election materials made available on the website in respect of any election they wish to contest. The nominating officer has the responsibility of sanctioning the use of the emblems and descriptions on application by any member who wishes to stand in an election.
If a member is refused permission to use the “Blue Revolution” identity marks and description there is an appeals process. In the first instance, the appeal is to the leader of the platform and the final appeal is to the management committee. The full committee’s decision on the matter of the use of the identity marks and descriptions is final.
Blue Revolution will advertise for new members and potential candidates where there are elections taking place, as well as promoting local members.