300% increase in UKIP candidates running in Bromley local elections

This Is Local London: Councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, pictured with Nigel Farage Councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, pictured with Nigel Farage

UKIP is expected to put forward 30 candidates in the upcoming Bromley local elections - a 300 per cent increase on 2010.

Christine Diamond, a UKIP member of 12 years who is running in the Farnborough and Crofton ward, confirmed the figure this morning.

It includes former Conservative councillor Julian Grainger, of the Chelsfield and Pratts Bottom ward, who confirmed at the end of February he was leaving the Tories in favour of UKIP.

The UKIP leader himself, Nigel Farage, has lived Downe, Bromley, his whole life. 

The local elections take place on May 22.

Are you planning to run for UKIP in the local elections? Call the news desk on 01689 885 711 or send an e-mail.

 

 

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2:47pm Thu 17 Apr 14

Ben_Aldridge says...

The Tories wiped in the leafy wards? Forget Labour, concentrate on defending the posh bits! UKIP have some policies I just don't get though. I can't believe they support a flat rate of tax that would raised taxes for the poor and those in the middle and cut taxes for the rich? Also they want to privatize the NHS like they have it in America where people die who cannot afford treatment.The Tories are the party of big business and the banks. These big corporations want us to stay in Europe.
The Tories wiped in the leafy wards? Forget Labour, concentrate on defending the posh bits! UKIP have some policies I just don't get though. I can't believe they support a flat rate of tax that would raised taxes for the poor and those in the middle and cut taxes for the rich? Also they want to privatize the NHS like they have it in America where people die who cannot afford treatment.The Tories are the party of big business and the banks. These big corporations want us to stay in Europe. Ben_Aldridge
  • Score: -1

3:15pm Thu 17 Apr 14

De-Con says...

Ben,
How do you get "a flat rate of tax that would raised taxes for the poor"?
UKIP supports CUTTING taxes for the poor - raising the Personal Allowance to the minimum wage - i.e. around £12,000 per year before tax.

Have you done a Tax Return? Is it easy?
The point about a flat tax is that it simplifies the tax code and reduces special allowances - as well as reducing penal and unfair rates of tax.
Letting people KEEP more of THEIR money, is not "giving money to the rich".
Over 40 countries have flat taxes - many in eastern Europe - with a handful more considering it.
Ben, How do you get "a flat rate of tax that would raised taxes for the poor"? UKIP supports CUTTING taxes for the poor - raising the Personal Allowance to the minimum wage - i.e. around £12,000 per year before tax. Have you done a Tax Return? Is it easy? The point about a flat tax is that it simplifies the tax code and reduces special allowances - as well as reducing penal and unfair rates of tax. Letting people KEEP more of THEIR money, is not "giving money to the rich". Over 40 countries have flat taxes - many in eastern Europe - with a handful more considering it. De-Con
  • Score: 5

10:01am Fri 18 Apr 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

Bye Bye to the do-nothing Tory councillors .
Time for a UKIP council to put things right.

Start by giving the cleaning contract to a Brit firm instead of French Veolia or whatever it's called.
Bye Bye to the do-nothing Tory councillors . Time for a UKIP council to put things right. Start by giving the cleaning contract to a Brit firm instead of French Veolia or whatever it's called. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 11

12:23pm Fri 18 Apr 14

PopulistAllianceParty says...

Ben Aldridge says UKIP "want to privatize the NHS like they have it in America where people die who cannot afford treatment.The Tories are the party of big business and the banks. These big corporations want us to stay in Europe."

Correct analysis. The party is drawing support mainly from those in the C12D socio-economic groups. That support will either grow or decline depending upon whether the party can keep its "loony right" in check. I'm not talking about race/immigration issues here, but the party's longstanding problems with so-called "libertarians" in high places within the UKIP who support privatisation and de-regulation, which damages the prospects of working class voters. It is the "Thatcherite" element within UKIP, who will prevent UKIP's progress, contrary to media perception that people are scared off by the party's anti-immigration stance. UKIP has to become the party of the plain speaking working class - to replace Labour as the opposition to the Tories. And it will if it realises that big business is the enemy of national sovereignty and prime mover in global movement of workers to force wages down in developed countries.
Ben Aldridge says UKIP "want to privatize the NHS like they have it in America where people die who cannot afford treatment.The Tories are the party of big business and the banks. These big corporations want us to stay in Europe." Correct analysis. The party is drawing support mainly from those in the C12D socio-economic groups. That support will either grow or decline depending upon whether the party can keep its "loony right" in check. I'm not talking about race/immigration issues here, but the party's longstanding problems with so-called "libertarians" in high places within the UKIP who support privatisation and de-regulation, which damages the prospects of working class voters. It is the "Thatcherite" element within UKIP, who will prevent UKIP's progress, contrary to media perception that people are scared off by the party's anti-immigration stance. UKIP has to become the party of the plain speaking working class - to replace Labour as the opposition to the Tories. And it will if it realises that big business is the enemy of national sovereignty and prime mover in global movement of workers to force wages down in developed countries. PopulistAllianceParty
  • Score: 5

10:52pm Sat 19 Apr 14

Harold_Monk says...

Good ol' Julian!
Good ol' Julian! Harold_Monk
  • Score: 0

3:05pm Mon 21 Apr 14

molsey says...

"C12D socio-economic groups"? "libertarians"?

You need a degree to have any idea what your'e talking about. "Too clever by half", as the saying goes.
"C12D socio-economic groups"? "libertarians"? You need a degree to have any idea what your'e talking about. "Too clever by half", as the saying goes. molsey
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