Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Are UKIP fibbing again?

UKIP Leader Nigel Farage has claimed that the party is fielding "one thousand councillors plus" - but a party source has been forced to admit that this includes parish councillors (the smallest electoral unit and there are, therefore, far more up to be elected).

Why do they make these claims when they know people will check? How many district councillors are UKIP standing? They have only managed 3 out of 13 here in Norwich. Similarly I understand that claims to have 20 councillors have also turned out to be false - they have less than 10 and most of those are defections rather than elected councillors!

5 comments:

Maltheus said...

Anthony - I am trying to start a blog about politics in Norwich, Norfolk and beyond and would appreciate it if you would add it is a link. http://maltheus.blogspot.com/

Many thanks,

Maltheus

Anonymous said...

UKIP would have a better chance if they should as "independents"!

Anonymous said...

UKIP can't win in Norwich. I like the French market too much..

James said...

I have no time for UKIP but it clearly isn't fibbing to call parish councillors "councillors". The clue is in the name.

Antony said...

I agree, the UKIP candidates would do better as Independents because people wouldn't keep asking about their EU policy with regards to Norwich city council!

And James, nobody counts parish councillors...