or is the local Tory party there in deep trouble ?
Trevor has been very vocal on facebook since the referendum speech denouncing the Tories trustworthyness on this - maybe some Tories were hoping for a vote before 2015 and stayed in the hope that this was going to be the case?
But yes, the local Tory party is indeed in trouble! Mind you - it always is!
Swale UKIP are delighted to welcome County Councillor and Swale Borough Cllr Adrian Crowther who has defected from the Tories.
No comment from Casual Observer... or even fellow Islander Swampie...
What a prize UKIP has gained with Mr Crowther! I'm only reluctant to make more political capital out of this because it would be cruel to the poor old guy. You won't get any useful work out of him if our many years of experience is anything to go by. Now, had it been Trevor Fentiman who had, as a Councillor, defected to UKIP in Minster then UKIP would have gained a real asset. As it is, the competent and plausible individual who has joined UKIP is no longer a Councillor and is in the wrong part of the Borough for UKIP, whilst the Councillor who has defected in the "right" part of the Borough for UKIP has no credibility. He'll prove, at best, useless to UKIP but may be, at worst, the same unreliable idiot that we've had to carry for years. Why do you imagine we deselected him for May's election this year?
btw "fellow Islander" is incorrect, Pimp, as I'm sure you know!
He seems a little reluctant to commit at the moment...
Pimp, you'll have to get used to this level of commitment and decisiveness from your new Group Leader on Kent County Council and Swale Borough Council! And I'm sure you'll remember not so many years ago when you said that he was a liability to us as a Councillor and was just a "joke"?
Unclear what his next move will be, since he rejects the three main parties but also says he does not want to stand as an Independent.
Mayor Davies says “I believed I was joining a moderate party calling for fairness for all nations of the British Isles". Really, he really believed that? Maybe it is just that his view of moderate and that of most of the political spectrum is very different.
He stood for the English Democrats for the understandable reason that, at the time, it was the only way to elect a Tory in Doncaster but that is no longer going to wash. Where next, one wonders - UKIP?
Post by Pete Whitehead on Feb 5, 2013 10:57:19 GMT
The English Democrats have seen a big influx of refugees from the BNP following the failed leadership challenge and subsequent implosion of that party - people like Chris Beverley in Yorkshire for example, so it is not unreasonable to say that they are not the same party as they were when Davies was elected