The party launched its local election campaign with local candidates, activists and led by UKIP’s Immigration spokesman and parliamentary candidate for Stockport, Steven Woolfe on the steps of Stockport Town Hall last Saturday (11th April). Also in attendance was both UKIP parliamentary candidates for Hazel Grove (Darran Palmer) and Cheadle (Shaun Hopkins).
UKIP currently has one councilor on the borough council, Cllr Paul Bellis who represents Bramhall South and Woodford, but are trying to win more seats this May to challenge the Lib Dem dominated council.
Steven Woolfe commented “UKIP has broken all expectations in Stockport to field a UKIP candidate in every contestable seat on Stockport Borough council. I, like most of our candidates was born and bred in Greater Manchester. We are passionate about our local communities and we are determined to stand up for the interests of the local people.”
Chairman of the local UKIP branch, Tony Moore also commented “UKIP councilors are not whipped unlike the rest of the other parties which means UKIP councilors on Stockport council can truly represent the people whom elected them”.