Our household received today an election missive from UKIP. It describes the UKIP candidate as 'local', although the nomination document published by the town hall gives an address near Tesco's in the middle of Tunbridge Wells.
UKIP's strategy is based on an assumption (barmy some may be inclined to say) that there is a 'stich-up' between the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat parties which leads to a lack of local accountability. For this reason we are informed that Rusthall needs an 'independent voice'. As the candidate is standing under the UKIP banner he is hardly an Independent in the normal usage of the word which is a description of candidates who do not have the backing of a political party.
Quite what the funding of the European Union and stopping immigration has to do with Tunbridge Wells Borough Council is beyond me.
The leaflet regales us with the following:
VOTE FOR THE ONLY CANDIDATE WHO WILL GENUINELY MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR RUSTHALL.