Sunday, 1 February 2015

East Hants Conservative councillor defects to UKIP

A Conservative councillor in Hampshire has defected to UKIP.

Cllr Guy Stacpoole, East Hants district councillor for Petersfield St Mary's, has been a member of the Conservatives for all of his adult life and a district councillor for 12 years. Prior to that he was a borough councillor in Waverley, Surrey.
Like so many other former Conservatives I simply cannot accept the national party’s policies regarding Britain’s armed forces, immigration and the European Union. The Conservative policy approach in all of these key areas runs counter to the best interests of this country.

No one in their right minds should vote Labour and the Liberal Democrats continue to be a waste of time. Only UKIP offers the suitable alternative sought by those very many of us who are frustrated by a leadership we can no longer trust.

I shall stand again in May’s elections for St. Mary’s ward where I am the incumbent District Councillor and where I played a major part in guiding the new Sheet Parish Council to fruition.

I know many people who hold similar views and I would encourage them to join the new, dynamic UKIP team in East Hampshire and help regain Britain’s sovereignty and independence.