At the last General Election, UKIP decided not to put up a candidate in Peterborough …. in order to, according to them, assist the Tory candidate in being re-elected.
It didn’t work!
On Peterborough City Council, they are now down to just 2 councillors, having lost 60% of their seats in the last couple of years.
At the recent Park Ward local election, the UKIP candidate got 176 votes, DOWN nearly 50% on the previous year!
UKIP’s decision to stand aside for the Conservatives in Peterborough, earlier this year, shows they are a spent force!
As Nigel Farage has said, Theresa May is now using the exact words and phrases he has been using for the last 20 years.
Locally, there have been strong suggestions that at least one of the existing UKIP councillors will be joining the Conservative party, in order to get re-elected.
Also, to give you an idea of the mess UKIP have been in locally, you might like to read some of the text from the ‘tell-tale’ book on UKIP in the city, which claims to reveal damning information about the party, by the former deputy chairman of UKIP Peterborough, by VISITING HERE and choosing the “Look Inside” option!