UKIP’s misery carries on: 17 UKIP councillors from the same council quit!

UKIP’s nightmare continues as 17 councillors quit the party. Thurrock, which is an area in Essex, has been a huge battleground for UKIP in the past. However, this is a significant blow for the party, and with the 2018 local elections just 3 months away, it will be a miracle if UKIP can hold onto any of their seats.

ukip tim aker.jpg

One of the councillors who resigned was also an MEP (Member of the European Parliament) Tim Aker (image right). Mr Aker has fought the Thurrock Parliamentary seats in the 2015, and 2017 General Elections. In 2015, the party was less than 1,000 votes from winning the parliamentary seat.

The new group has been named the “Thurrock Independents”, and this includes all of the councillors who have resigned from UKIP. This means that the new group replace UKIP as the official opposition for the Conservatives on the local council. UKIP have only 224 councillors remaining in the UK, a sharp decrease from the over 600 they had during their prime.

thurrock independents

Graham Snell, who is the leader of the new group, said the party would only stand during local elections and not in parliamentary ones. He said “our mission is to maximise the quality of life of all Thurrock residents not gain power for power’s sake,”.


This mass-resignation could not come at a worse time for UKIP, with their current leader already facing calls to quit the role just 2 months into the job. The National Executive Committee unanimously gave a vote of no confidence in him last week, but Henry Bolton OBE has insisted he wants to remain as leader.

Very simply, UKIP are dying and unless they can move past this internal infighting, they will soon be finished. However, there was always been an internal problem within UKIP, even when Nigel Farage MEP was leader, so it is highly unlikely that the party can survive.

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

FACT: If Corbyn backs a People’s Vote, then Labour will LOSE the next election!

This year’s Labour Party conference is arguably the most important until the next General Election, which is scheduled for 2022. Jeremy Corbyn and the party’s hierarchy are facing huge pressure to support the majority of their members’ opinions and support a second EU referendum known as the “People’s Vote”. Corbyn …

Romania is having a referendum on whether to ban same-sex marriage!

A date has been set for when Romanian citizens will vote on whether to change the definition of “the family. On 6th and 7th October, the country will vote in the referendum, which has been widely condemned around Europe as “backward” and unacceptable. Politics in Romania has captured the world …

President Trump and the Republicans will defy predictions in the Mid-terms!

In November, the US public will vote for a new congress, and the current predictions are not the most helpful or accurate. It is no surprise to hear that these mid-term elections are very important for both the Democrats and the Republicans. Everyone has seen via the Obama presidency how …

%d bloggers like this: