UKIP in retreat, or lining up for a pact?
October 16, 2013 5 Comments
The United Kingdom Independence Party has announced that it is to target six seats in next year’s Southend-on-Sea Borough Council elections. This looks like a retreat to me – they had promised to target all seventeen wards.
I confess to some surprise. Next year’s local elections coincide with the European Parliamentary elections and one would have thought that they would be looking to maximise their vote share in the East of England.
I wonder whether the “anti-immigration party” has a pact with the local Independent Group? It has had an accord in the past, and this might explain why are avoiding my ward amongst others.
Aside from wondering what relevance an anti-EU and anti-immigration party has for the Borough Council (which has no say on these national issues) I also wonder whether the Independent Group now subscribes to the Right-wing agenda espoused by their Euro-sceptic chums.