Councillor joins the dark side

Thursday, June 7, 2018 Editor 2

Wearing more colours than Joseph’s technicolour dreamcoat, the non entity, ex UKIP Cllr Daniel Efdes (Foulness and Wakering) has defected from the newly formed independent group ‘Friends of Rochford’ – he has been given a new home in the bosom of the dark side with the Conservatives. These are obviously […]

The Decline of UKIP in Thurrock

Sunday, January 28, 2018 Editor 0

There has been a mass resignation from the party in Thurrock (17 members) and we ask ourselves could this be the beginning of a trend across the country as the local elections edge ever closer? It’s no secret that the electorate may see them as a ‘one trick pony’ and with […]

We Don’t Believe It

Monday, April 17, 2017 admin 4

We’ve been reading the UKIP leaflet for Rayleigh South – and we are puzzled , and perhaps a little bit angry. The first item is about development , and their candidate Keith Gibbs says the Core Strategy is ruining Rayleigh and Rochford, and adds that “I have campaigned against such […]

Jamie Burton Goes Independent

Monday, November 16, 2015 admin 3

Jameie Burton, who was a UKIP councillor in Grange Ward, has now gone independent. So now the UKIP group is reduced to two. It will be interesting to see if Jamie stands for re-election next May – and if so , under which label!

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A Nice Little Earner

Saturday, May 2, 2015 admin 2

The Daily Mirror has been looking at the private landlord companies that, overall, receive billions of pounds of housing benefit payments from the government each year. In particular they focused on UKIP’s housing spokesman, whom they state receives ?800,000 of housing benefit money each year from Haringey council. However the […]

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Good Week, Bad Week….

Saturday, February 14, 2015 admin 6

So…. It’s been a good week for the Conservatives in Rochford gaining an extra councillor, and the national Tory website Conservativehome reports on it here. There’s a mixed response in the comments. It’s been a bad week for UKIP in Essex , on the same day that Nigel Farage visited […]

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Whipping Themselves Into Errors

Sunday, April 6, 2014 admin 8

  There’s a slightly peculiar article in the latest Rayleigh Times this week,? from the UKIP candidate John Hayter. It’s called “THE SCOURGE OF THE PARTY WHIP? – ITS IN THE PARTY’S INTEREST NOT THE ELECTORATE”. As you can guess, he’s not keen on the party whip system. The article […]

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UKIP Receive A Defector On Canvey

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 admin 0

From the Echo: Canvey Island’s county councillor Brian Wood has joined the UK Independence Party. Mr Wood, currently an independent councillor representing the Canvey Island East Division, will now stand for re-election in May 2013 under the UKIP banner….. It will be interesting to see how much of an effort […]

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2 Year Sentence

Wednesday, November 11, 2009 admin 0

Further to our item last week, the former UKIP member of the European Parliament for our area has been given a 2 year jail sentence

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Not So Wise – Former MEP Faces Prison.

Thursday, November 5, 2009 admin 0

It’s pretty shocking that someone who used to help represent our area in the European Parliament is now facing jail for false accounting. Tom Wise was elected as an MEP for the UK Independence Party for the Eastern region, although they later expelled him. He is facing jail for a […]