The Campaign for an Independent Britain (CIB) is a non-party political campaigning organisation of people from all walks of life. It is the UK’s longest-running membership organisation for freedom, democracy and independence.
For over 50 years the CIB has made a significant contribution in campaigning on issues important to the majority of our population, and in securing our exit from the European Union. Now it’s time for the next chapter.
CIB is on the up again
We are pleased to announce developments at CIB which we are sure you will warmly welcome. Our aims and objectives are:
Britain’s relationship with the European Union is one that sits above party politics and one doesn’t have to be a member of any particular political party. In CIB we have members from all the major political parties, trades unionists, environmentalists, businessmen, students, journalists as well as members of both Houses of Parliament who are united in their belief that Britain’s membership of the European Union has been a great error for this country.
Leigh is Chairman and Founder of Facts4EU.Org, the most prolific researcher and publisher of Brexit facts in the world for the last seven years. He is also Vice-Chairman of a City think-tank as well as being Chairman of the China Analysis Group.
Since his appointment some months ago Leigh has brought a dynamism and vitality to CIB and has been busy assembling a great team to drive us forward.
Professor Daniel Hodson – Director of Vote Leave, Chairman of the CityUnited Project and The City for Britain. Formerly CEO of LIFFE, Deputy CEO of Nationwide Building Society, Gresham Professor of Commerce, Chairman of the University of Winchester, and the Design and Artists Copyright Society, a director of the London Clearing House and of the Post Office.
John Harrison qualifed as a Chartered Accountant in 1973 and has an award winning accountancy practice in Worksop, Nottinghamshire which specialises in providing financial management services to owner managed businesses. John joined the National Committee on 1999 and became Honorary Treasurer in 2000. He is also Membership Secretary. Married to Anne with two children, Victoria and Tristan and is a keen football supporter.
Jim Reynolds is a property manager. He is also our leaflet distributor and a vice-president of CIB. He lives in Essex.
Rev Philip Foster
Stuart Notholt, a long-standing Committee member
Jim Reynolds, also our Honorary Secretary
Anthony Scholefield, director of the think tank Futurus
Lord Pearson of Rannoch was made a life peer on 18 June 1990 for services to the insurance industry, sitting as a Conservative. He is the co-founder of a pro free trade think-tank, Global Britain, which publishes research on the BBC’s EU coverage and on the cost of UK membership and is a supporter of the Countryside Alliance. He was leader of UKIP between 27 November 2009 and August 2010 and has done extensive charitable work and fundraising, in particular for the Camphill movement.
Lord Vinson of Roddam was made a life peer on 7 February 1985. He is a British businessman who began a small plastics company in 1952 called ‘Plastics Coatings’ in Guildford, for which he won the Queen’s Award for Industry in 1971. He worked at the Centre for Policy Studies between 1974 and 1980.
Edward Spalton was our Chairman for many years. He was a corn merchant and animal feed miller, supplying the livestock industry. In 1981 he started his own company making appetite stimulants and feed flavours for farm animals and domestic pets. He is now retired from business.
He became a member of the UK Independence Party in 1994 and stood as a candidate for the East Midlands to the European Parliament in 1999. He also stood in the 2005 General Election in South Derbyshire as a candidate for Veritas “because I have always voted at elections and there was nobody else standing whom I could support”. He is not now a member of any political party and campaigns for British independence on a cross-party basis. He is particularly interested in Eastern European and Balkan affairs and is a member of the Lord Byron Foundation for Balkan Studies.
The following are Patrons of The Campaign for an Independent Britain:
Peers of The Realm
Lord Clifford of Chudleigh
Lord Willoughby de Broke
Lord Stevens of Ludgate
Lord Lamont of Lerwick
The Earl of Wemyss and March
Hon Mrs Buchan of Auchmacoy
Baroness Kate Hoey
Members of The House of Commons
Sammy Wilson MP
Philip Davies MP
Philip Hollobone MP
Andrew Rosindell MP
Sir Richard Storey Bt
Rev’d Dr Peter Mullen
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