Godfrey Bloom

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Godfrey Bloom was a UKIP then Independent[1] MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber from 2004 until stepping down in 2014.

He was the UKIP candidate in the 2012 Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner elections

Climate Change

Lightbulb Health Threat

In a 2009 UKIP news item on the "EU ban on traditional lightbulbs"[2], Bloom is quoted as raising the issue of light sensitivity in relation to compact fluorescent bulbs:

"These types of bulbs should carry a health warning similar to cigarettes,"


"A whole range of illnesses are involved including lupus, psoriasis, eczema, porphyria, migraines, ME, epilepsy and autism.
"I have been told that adverse effects include nausea, burning sensations, rashes, lethargy, swollen joints, anxiety and genetic damage."


  1. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-24222992
  2. http://web.archive.org/web/20120127165216/http://www.ukip.org/content/latest-news/1223-lightbulb-ban-threat-to-health

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