Friday, 10 April 2015

Rusthall Ward Election: UKIP contests seats from Hawkhurst


Candidates for two seats:

AUSTEN John Oast Cottage, Stream Lane, The Moor, Hawkhurst, Kent TN18 4RD UK Independence Party (UKIP) 

BISHOP Russ 2 Hope Villas Highgate Hill Hawkhurst Kent TN18 4LG UK Independence Party (UKIP) 

BREWER Clive Graham 69 Ramslye Road, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 8LT Labour Party

BRITCHER Alex 1 Manor Road, Rusthall, Tunbridge Wells Kent TN4 8UD Labour Party 

HOLTON David Charles 88 Southwood Road, Rusthall, TN4 8SP Green Party

HUGGETT Thelma Rosemary Littledene, Liptraps Lane, Tunbridge Wells TN2 3AB The Conservative Party Candidate

LEWIS Peter 26 Simmonds Court, High Street Rusthall Tunbridge Wells TN4 8BQ Liberal Democrat 

MCLACHLAN Catherine Shaune 5 Erskine Park Rd. Rusthall Tunbridge Wells TN4 8UT Liberal Democrat 

PODBURY Joy Shawlands, Stockland Green Rd Tunbridge Wells, TN3 0TU The Conservative Party Candidate

The surprise is that the two UKIP candidates  defending the only UKIP seats on Tunbridge Wells Borough Council both live in Hawkhurst!  Surely they could have found candidates who live closer.  Indeed one UKIP candidate who lives in Rusthall is contesting a seat miles away - Frittenden & Sissinghurst.  A UKIP candidate who lives close to Rusthall is contesting Hawhurst  & Sandhurst.

Admittedly political parties contest seats with 'paper'' candidates but surely UKIP has serious candidates who live closer to Rusthall than the two individuals they have put forward to contest the two seats?

The Labour Party has been active in Rusthall.  Both Liberal Democrat candidates live in the ward, as does one of the Labour Party candidates.  The Green Party has a Rusthall resident as its sole candidate.  One of the Conservative candidates lives in Sherwood, the other close to Rusthall.  

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