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 GENERAL ELECTION 2017
STEWART JACKSON LOSES
 IN PETERBOROUGH

ONCE AGAIN THE
TORIES LET US DOWN

Graham Whitehead, Branch Chairman
Published June 11th 2017

UKIP stood down in the General Election to give Brexit-supporting Conservative Stewart Jackson a clear run in Peterborough.

However, Theresa May’s gamble back-fired and the election she never had to call resulted in her losing her majority including Mr Jackson’s seat.

This stupidity has now put the entire Brexit process in jeopardy and risks the will of the people being thwarted by a strengthened Remainer lobby in Parliament and a weak and wobbly coalition government.

As we start the process of choosing our new leader it’s clear that UKIP are required once again to rally the people of this country into a movement demanding that the democratic decision of the Referendum is carried through without delay.

We voted for AND MUST HAVE:
* Control of our borders  we decide who comes in and when

* Control of our law  full sovereignty for the UK parliament and                                  repeal of all unwanted EU laws

* Control of our money stop paying £50m a day to the EU and                                  use the money in the UK where it's needed

 EAST WARD BY-ELECTION
STRONG SHOWING IN DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES
 IN PETERBOROUGH EAST

10% VOTE FOR UKIP

Graham Whitehead, Branch Chairman
Published June 11th 2017

I stood for UKIP in the East Ward Council By-election on the same day as the General Election.

Despite our poor showing nationally and intensive campaigning by the “major” parties using their General Election resources I polled 10% of the vote and beat the Liberal Democrats to take third place.

Because it took place on General Election day, Labour & Conservatives had the upper hand and I had a hard fight to explain that this was about local not national issues.

Nevertheless, 10% is a good result as we were polling about 2% nationally and to beat the LibDem who is a St. Michaels’ Gate resident is significant, due to the evictions that took place last year.

The Labour candidate won. There were some unsavoury elements to the campaign and the Police are investigating fraud allegations. I shall be following up on these.

The result puts the Tories two short of a majority on the Council and shows that UKIP are still relevant in Peterborough and very much a force to be reckoned with.