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Canvey Island county councillor Brian Wood joins UKIP
4:41pm Monday 30th July 2012 in News
Canvey Island's county councillor Brian Wood has joined the UK Independence Party.
Mr Wood, currently an independent councillor representing the Canvey Island East Division, will now stand for re-election in May 2013 under the UKIP banner.
He said: "I have thought long and hard about this and I came to the conclusion that without the support of a credible political party, with realistic aims, policies and plans to achieve them, I can't get the best results for my constituents."
Former firefighter Mr Wood served as a borough councillor on Canvey from 2004 to 2012 and was elected to Essex County Council in 2009.
He is a member of its community and older people policy scrutiny committee and the executive scrutiny committee.
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