In exciting news in advance of next Thursday’s by-election in Eastleigh, two former LibDem office holders announced their endorsement of the UKIP candidate, Diane James!
The former Mayor of Eastleigh, Glynn Davies-Dear, has indicated he will support UKIP:
He [Davies-Dear] said: “Why did I leave the LibDems? I left in disgust at the lies and the broken promises. The Liberal Democrats no longer care about the people, they only care about themselves.
“I have looked around for a party which still believes in representing the people. The only party that I could find was UKIP. That is why I have given them my support.”
Davies-Dear was joined by a long-time Eastleigh councillor, Andy Moore:
Joining Mr Davies -Dear on this journey to UKIP membership is another ex-Lib Dem Andy Moore, who served as a borough councillor in Eastleigh for three terms. Mr Moore said he was “sick of the self-serving corruption which now riddles the Lib Dem party” and was now joining UKIP.
He added: “I want to represent the people and I want tell them the truth about what our town needs.”
What all the towns need in the UK is to give the EU the boot! Take back liberty and sovereignty! Here is a mainstream media report on the matter.
And polls show support for James. In this actual scientific poll, the UKIP candidate has 13%. In this admittedly unscientific Internet poll, UKIP wins! (Of course if Internet polls were accurate, President Paul would be in his second term, bringing constitutional government back to America!)
It may well be that UKIP takes enough votes away from the Tories to give the seat to the LibDems (The scientific poll shows the LDs with 36% and the Tories only three points behind. Labour has 19%); thus the question: Will the promise of the referendum in 2017 bring back UKIP voters? I’d say not. Eastleigh will be a test. Better vote UKIP to have best chance of the referendum. Memo to the Prime Minister: Better do the referendum as they say in at Oxford, straightway! Call a snap election and promise the referendum if the Tories get a majority. The work the deal with UKIP to run joint candidates in selected ridings.