UKIP to target Castle Point MP's seat: Following success in local and European polls, party aims high

Fighting as intended – Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris

Fighting as intended – Castle Point MP Rebecca Harris

First published in News by , Senior reporter

CASTLE POINT is set to be one of Ukip’s top election targets at next year’s general election following its success in the borough and European elections.

Conservative MP Rebecca Harris will have to fight to keep the seat she won in 2010, as the Eurosceptic party turns its attention to the seat.

After gaining five members of the council last week, the party achieved nearly double the votes of the Conservatives in the European Election poll across Castle Point.

Professor Matthew Goodwin, author of a study on the party called Revolt on the Right, calculated that the Euro result in Castle Point was the party’s fourth best in the country.

It is believed Ukip will target about 20 seats next year.

The success comes one year after topping the popular vote across the borough in the county council elections.

Ukip general election candidate Jamie Huntman, county councillor for Thundersley, is confident their success is not a flash in the pan.

He said: “There’s an earthquake happening now and you can see that. People are saying to me they’re not going to change their minds and they’re going to stick with us at the general election.

“I’ve no doubt the Tory machine will be trying as best it can to hang on to those seats, but we will fight very hard here because there’s a real opportunity.

“If we look at the base we’ve got now, with county councillors, borough councillors, how good the support and the European result is, it looks to me pretty much certain that Castle Point would be a national target seat.

“I can’t speak for central office at the moment, but I think it would have to be.”

Sitting Conservative MP Rebecca Harris said: “We’ll be fighting the next general election as we always intended to – on important things like putting money in people’s pockets and the Conservative party’s longterm economic plan, as well as the plan for a referendum on Europe which so many people, myself included, have been calling for for a long time.

“My focus will be on working my hardest, as ever, for my residents and trying to get a majority Conservative government to give us an in out referendum.”

Professor Goodwin said surveys show about 50 per cent of voters from the European elections will stick with the party.

He added: “There is no doubt Ukip is very strong in Castle Point. The real challenge for them is going to be retaining votes in the area.”

Former Castle Point Tory MP Bob Spink left the party and stood as an independent before losing to Rebecca Harris in the 2010 general election.

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9:49am Wed 28 May 14

CarnMountification says...

Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.
Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative. CarnMountification
  • Score: -10

11:10am Wed 28 May 14

CarnMountification says...

Will UKIP be painting the swastikas on County hall gold, once they get billeted in there ??
Will UKIP be painting the swastikas on County hall gold, once they get billeted in there ?? CarnMountification
  • Score: -9

11:13am Wed 28 May 14

My Britain says...

Hope they get seat, need. Change in this country con and labour have no back bone!!!
Hope they get seat, need. Change in this country con and labour have no back bone!!! My Britain
  • Score: 9

11:16am Wed 28 May 14

Kim Gandy says...

CarnMountification wrote:
Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.
And you of course are a world expert aren't you?

Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountification when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience.

I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections.

The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it...

Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people..

But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media.

By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual.

The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford)

I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile.

However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year.

The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point.

All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God.

And I'm having a front row seat.

As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point.

The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country.

Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting.

Bring it on!
[quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.[/p][/quote]And you of course are a world expert aren't you? Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountification when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience. I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections. The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it... Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people.. But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media. By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual. The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford) I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile. However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year. The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point. All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God. And I'm having a front row seat. As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point. The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country. Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting. Bring it on! Kim Gandy
  • Score: 3

11:17am Wed 28 May 14

My Britain says...

We need to end this country being poo on, labour. And conservative have been in power and done nothing, so i hope ukip have a chance,
We need to end this country being poo on, labour. And conservative have been in power and done nothing, so i hope ukip have a chance, My Britain
  • Score: 6

11:43am Wed 28 May 14

Green777 says...

Lets hope Ukip get I for one are sick to death of the other 3 parties , One will not give us a Referendum and one promise (for the second time) We will get one if they get in again, they cannot be trusted. We want a referendum NOW!!
we never signed up in the first place to give all our control to the EU, Lets get back control of our own country and mot have the Eu telling us what we can and cannot do.
Lets hope Ukip get I for one are sick to death of the other 3 parties , One will not give us a Referendum and one promise (for the second time) We will get one if they get in again, they cannot be trusted. We want a referendum NOW!! we never signed up in the first place to give all our control to the EU, Lets get back control of our own country and mot have the Eu telling us what we can and cannot do. Green777
  • Score: 11

1:19pm Wed 28 May 14

Abington86 says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.
And you of course are a world expert aren't you?

Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica
tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience.

I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections.

The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it...

Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people..

But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media.

By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual.

The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford)

I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile.

However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year.

The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point.

All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God.

And I'm having a front row seat.

As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point.

The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country.

Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting.

Bring it on!
and you're off again Ms Gandy.

This article is about Castle Point. Why do you keep banging on about Basildon? You dont even live in the area.

Please keep to the topic.
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.[/p][/quote]And you of course are a world expert aren't you? Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience. I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections. The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it... Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people.. But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media. By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual. The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford) I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile. However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year. The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point. All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God. And I'm having a front row seat. As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point. The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country. Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting. Bring it on![/p][/quote]and you're off again Ms Gandy. This article is about Castle Point. Why do you keep banging on about Basildon? You dont even live in the area. Please keep to the topic. Abington86
  • Score: 3

1:55pm Wed 28 May 14

CarnMountification says...

Supercalifragilistic
expialidocious, would be the term I use to remind myself of UKIP's manifesto, a concoction of myth and fantasy.
Supercalifragilistic expialidocious, would be the term I use to remind myself of UKIP's manifesto, a concoction of myth and fantasy. CarnMountification
  • Score: -5

1:57pm Wed 28 May 14

kyprman says...

Once again, I came on to this page to read it and leave a considered comment. Once again, I find Ms Gandy throwing insults and name calling. Indeed, she appears to be indulging, again, in precisely the kind of behaviour she readily accuses others of aiming at her.

I won't comment further, as any view that does not concur with Ms Gandy's would appear to make me a loony, lefty, blah blah, et al. What a fine state our democracy is in!
Once again, I came on to this page to read it and leave a considered comment. Once again, I find Ms Gandy throwing insults and name calling. Indeed, she appears to be indulging, again, in precisely the kind of behaviour she readily accuses others of aiming at her. I won't comment further, as any view that does not concur with Ms Gandy's would appear to make me a loony, lefty, blah blah, et al. What a fine state our democracy is in! kyprman
  • Score: 0

4:16pm Wed 28 May 14

telboy999 says...

At least the Echo seems to have realised that it's Castle Point - yesterday's Echo thought she was MP for Canvey. Ho hum, it is the Echo, of course - like shooting fish in a barrel (again). Wonder if the editor reads any of this.
At least the Echo seems to have realised that it's Castle Point - yesterday's Echo thought she was MP for Canvey. Ho hum, it is the Echo, of course - like shooting fish in a barrel (again). Wonder if the editor reads any of this. telboy999
  • Score: 0

9:35pm Wed 28 May 14

ThisYear says...

Abington86 wrote:
Kim Gandy wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.
And you of course are a world expert aren't you?

Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica

tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience.

I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections.

The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it...

Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people..

But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media.

By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual.

The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford)

I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile.

However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year.

The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point.

All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God.

And I'm having a front row seat.

As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point.

The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country.

Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting.

Bring it on!
and you're off again Ms Gandy.

This article is about Castle Point. Why do you keep banging on about Basildon? You dont even live in the area.

Please keep to the topic.
Basildon was where she met her waterloo...taking part in an action against little chidlren made her person non grata...and brought Karma to bear..
[quote][p][bold]Abington86[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.[/p][/quote]And you of course are a world expert aren't you? Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience. I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections. The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it... Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people.. But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media. By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual. The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford) I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile. However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year. The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point. All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God. And I'm having a front row seat. As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point. The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country. Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting. Bring it on![/p][/quote]and you're off again Ms Gandy. This article is about Castle Point. Why do you keep banging on about Basildon? You dont even live in the area. Please keep to the topic.[/p][/quote]Basildon was where she met her waterloo...taking part in an action against little chidlren made her person non grata...and brought Karma to bear.. ThisYear
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Wed 28 May 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
CarnMountification wrote:
Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.
And you of course are a world expert aren't you?

Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica
tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience.

I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections.

The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it...

Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people..

But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media.

By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual.

The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford)

I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile.

However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year.

The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point.

All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God.

And I'm having a front row seat.

As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point.

The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country.

Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting.

Bring it on!
*In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists*

Is there any prize for guessing which one you are?
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CarnMountification[/bold] wrote: Fat chance, as once people realise who and what they have voted in (UKIP), one of two things will happen, abstain or Conservative.[/p][/quote]And you of course are a world expert aren't you? Quit posting under the ridiculous pseudonym (what the heck is "Carnmountifica tion when it's at home?) and start posting comments based on knowledge and experience. I am no fan of UKIP but have friends within it. And if I were you, I wouldn't be so complacent. Look what people were saying this time last week. And the same last year before the County elections. The blithering Idiot Labour group were mouthing off that they were going to retake Basildon Council - like that really happened...didn't it... Only idiots count their chickens before they are hatched and I should have thought last Thursday's astounding result would have brought some reality home to even the densest, most stupid people.. But you lefties don't deal in realism do you? You just don't get it. The people of South Essex - and indeed nationwide - have spoken. They have had enough of mainstream politics. I'm not so sure that what they will get with UKIP will be any different in the long run, given some of the leftie loons that have infiltrated it. In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists. The media of course always get it wrong. Everyone with half a brain cell or more realises that you cannot always believe what you read in the media. By and large, the South Essex UKIP lot are good eggs with the exception of Southend/Rochford and Thurrock where National Front UKIP councillor Robert Ray still holds a seat - and his mate newly elected Timur (correct spelling) Aker is now MEP. A rather dubious bunch with the exception of one excellent individual. The Basildon lot are great except for one cuckoo in the nest (from Wickford) I look forward to seeing the newly configured chamber when full council resumes next month. I am going to enjoy the new political "landscape" in the St George's Suite immensely. It promises to be the new broom we've all been waiting for, sweeping clean the last sorry vestiges of crippling left wing rhetoric and bile. However, I loathe party politics and this is the real reason I CHOOSE (that's right, CHOOSE, rather than any of the moronic theories you leftie loonies spout on here -- that you cannot back up with FACTS) not to be a member of any of them but even the thickest, dumbest chav can see the writing on the wall for next year. The coming year is going to see some massive changes in local politics, with zero tolerance for hysterical leftwing ideologies. The people of this country have been terrorised for far too long with Thought Police, rampant political correctness, crippling censorship of their personal views, elfnsafety and nanny state and this is the turning point. All of these suffocating, self hating, fascist ideologies are going to be binned. Thank God. And I'm having a front row seat. As for UKIP gaining parliamentary seats.. live with it. South Essex will be a focus and it won't just be Castle Point. The ghastly Thurrock UKIP led by the ghastly Timur Aker seem to have grabbed the limelight the past few days but in fact Basildon's result was the most stunning in the country. Basildon is the real star of the show and its new council, a blend of new broom UKIP and experienced Tories is going to prove most interesting. Bring it on![/p][/quote]*In truth UKIP has both left and right wing extremists* Is there any prize for guessing which one you are? ThisYear
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