UKIP confident of seats in Redbridge election

UKIP confident of seats in election

UKIP locally is confident it will win seats in Thursday's local election

Simon Hearn, Ruth Schechtman and Issy Gould who are standing for UKIP in Bridge ward

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The chairman of UK Independence Party (UKIP) in Redbridge is confident his party will win seats in Thursday's election. 

Michael McGough said there is a targeted "concentration" of candidates in certain winnable wards. 

The party, which is making headlines nationally for its call for tight immigration controls and belief Britain should leave the European Union, has not set out a tailored manifesto for Redbridge.

However, each ward has sent out leaflets outlining what they hope to achieve. 

Mr McGough said: "Our candidates all adopt the basic ethos of the party and we would like them to work together, but we expect them to take an independent approach and address what their residents want.

"We want a good representation at a local level to give us a better standing at the European election."

A total of 16 Ukip candidates will stand in half the borough's wards, with three each in Hainault, Fairlop and Bridge.

Explaining the strategy, Mr McGough said: "There is a lack of candidates and we tried to make sure we were fielding at least one candidate in each ward, but instead we're concentrating our efforts in other wards.

"I think we have a good chance of winning in Hainault because our candidates known the territory, and we have a high percentage of members in the area."

Bridge ward candidate Simon Hearn stood as a Conservative candidate in Chadwell in the 2006, but joined UKIP in 2013.

His new party has been plagued with accusations of racism following comments made by some members.

Leader Nigel Farage recently said immigrants from Romania were more likely to be criminals than people from other countries.

But Mr Hearn, a school premises manager at Roding Valley High School in Loughton, believes Ukip is the only party "prepared to address people's concerns".

The 50-year-old said: "I wouldn't belong to a racist party and as you know we do not take members of BNP or the national front.

"We are not against immigration per se, but we are against uncontrolled immigration." 

The main priorities set out by the party include introducing local referendums on major planning applications and service provision decisions.

The party has also pledged to give local people priority over housing, protect green belt land from development and keep council tax frozen.

In the list of candidates in our local elections section we erroneously stated Simon Hearn was standing for the BNP in Bridge ward. This has now been corrected and we are happy to confirm this is not the case and apologise for any inconvenience caused.

 

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4:14pm Mon 19 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

There seems to be a concerted effort from the media of all leanings to discredit the UKIP bandwagon and the likes of James O'brien hijacking the Farage interview as though he was David Frost interviewing Nixon.

Truth is everyone of all parties are terrified that they will be given a bloody nose by Farage and they probably will as there is no other party willing to address the burden of mass immigration into the UK and the strain this is causing on the country's infrastructure and jobs.
There seems to be a concerted effort from the media of all leanings to discredit the UKIP bandwagon and the likes of James O'brien hijacking the Farage interview as though he was David Frost interviewing Nixon. Truth is everyone of all parties are terrified that they will be given a bloody nose by Farage and they probably will as there is no other party willing to address the burden of mass immigration into the UK and the strain this is causing on the country's infrastructure and jobs. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

5:42pm Mon 19 May 14

T. Watts says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
There seems to be a concerted effort from the media of all leanings to discredit the UKIP bandwagon and the likes of James O'brien hijacking the Farage interview as though he was David Frost interviewing Nixon.

Truth is everyone of all parties are terrified that they will be given a bloody nose by Farage and they probably will as there is no other party willing to address the burden of mass immigration into the UK and the strain this is causing on the country's infrastructure and jobs.
Nah, you've got that wrong Cornbeefur - the real problem is caused by the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road and the children dressed as darleks.

C'mon, if you're going continue to troll this site, you've really got to raise your game!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: There seems to be a concerted effort from the media of all leanings to discredit the UKIP bandwagon and the likes of James O'brien hijacking the Farage interview as though he was David Frost interviewing Nixon. Truth is everyone of all parties are terrified that they will be given a bloody nose by Farage and they probably will as there is no other party willing to address the burden of mass immigration into the UK and the strain this is causing on the country's infrastructure and jobs.[/p][/quote]Nah, you've got that wrong Cornbeefur - the real problem is caused by the green toothed lefties on the Orford Road and the children dressed as darleks. C'mon, if you're going continue to troll this site, you've really got to raise your game! T. Watts
  • Score: -6

8:08pm Mon 19 May 14

stickmanny says...

He's been wearing his Romanian-tinted spectacles again
He's been wearing his Romanian-tinted spectacles again stickmanny
  • Score: -11

11:53am Tue 20 May 14

D M says...

In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council.

If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors.

I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014.

Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday.
In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council. If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors. I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014. Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday. D M
  • Score: -1

1:02pm Tue 20 May 14

T. Watts says...

D M wrote:
In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council.

If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors.

I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014.

Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday.
Is the above:
- A cackhanded attempt by the local Tory party to get some positive coverage (terrified that their core racist vote is deserting them)
- A new line in trolling by our dear friend Cornbeefur
- A sad, deludes DM/Sun reader who believes what the billionaire owners of those rags want him to believe.

I really don't know which one is sadder...
[quote][p][bold]D M[/bold] wrote: In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council. If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors. I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014. Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday.[/p][/quote]Is the above: - A cackhanded attempt by the local Tory party to get some positive coverage (terrified that their core racist vote is deserting them) - A new line in trolling by our dear friend Cornbeefur - A sad, deludes DM/Sun reader who believes what the billionaire owners of those rags want him to believe. I really don't know which one is sadder... T. Watts
  • Score: 1

1:49pm Tue 20 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
D M wrote:
In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council.

If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors.

I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014.

Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday.
Is the above:
- A cackhanded attempt by the local Tory party to get some positive coverage (terrified that their core racist vote is deserting them)
- A new line in trolling by our dear friend Cornbeefur
- A sad, deludes DM/Sun reader who believes what the billionaire owners of those rags want him to believe.

I really don't know which one is sadder...
You are the sadder!

You never make any contribution to any story, you are fixated by this Cornbeefer and keep going on about Darleks and kids. No that is really sad, but with a name like you have, can one really expect anything different?

As for trolling, you are a fine example!
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]D M[/bold] wrote: In my opinion,if people vote UKIP,in the local elections, this will mean,we will end up with a Labour controlled,council. If residents are happy with Redbridge Council ,it would be a shame to lose hard working Conservative Councillors. I am proud to be voting Conservative,on the 22-May-2014. Hopefully,we will have a Conservative controlled Council,after the election on Thursday.[/p][/quote]Is the above: - A cackhanded attempt by the local Tory party to get some positive coverage (terrified that their core racist vote is deserting them) - A new line in trolling by our dear friend Cornbeefur - A sad, deludes DM/Sun reader who believes what the billionaire owners of those rags want him to believe. I really don't know which one is sadder...[/p][/quote]You are the sadder! You never make any contribution to any story, you are fixated by this Cornbeefer and keep going on about Darleks and kids. No that is really sad, but with a name like you have, can one really expect anything different? As for trolling, you are a fine example! Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

1:59pm Tue 20 May 14

T. Watts says...

@Villagecranberry

Dear Cornbeefur - you've given yourself away there! If you're not the same person then why such an angry outburst when I mention the name?

Go on - do the one about cranberry-tinted spectacles...
@Villagecranberry Dear Cornbeefur - you've given yourself away there! If you're not the same person then why such an angry outburst when I mention the name? Go on - do the one about cranberry-tinted spectacles... T. Watts
  • Score: 0

2:22pm Tue 20 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

T. Watts wrote:
@Villagecranberry

Dear Cornbeefur - you've given yourself away there! If you're not the same person then why such an angry outburst when I mention the name?

Go on - do the one about cranberry-tinted spectacles...
I rest my case!
[quote][p][bold]T. Watts[/bold] wrote: @Villagecranberry Dear Cornbeefur - you've given yourself away there! If you're not the same person then why such an angry outburst when I mention the name? Go on - do the one about cranberry-tinted spectacles...[/p][/quote]I rest my case! Villagecranberry
  • Score: -2

7:23pm Tue 20 May 14

stickmanny says...

But we will never rest Cornbeefur, we will never rest.
But we will never rest Cornbeefur, we will never rest. stickmanny
  • Score: 0

7:41pm Tue 20 May 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
But we will never rest Cornbeefur, we will never rest.
Who is this 'we?'
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: But we will never rest Cornbeefur, we will never rest.[/p][/quote]Who is this 'we?' Villagecranberry
  • Score: -1

5:15pm Wed 21 May 14

stickmanny says...

Who is this Villagecranberry? Does he even know himself?
Who is this Villagecranberry? Does he even know himself? stickmanny
  • Score: 1

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