UKIP Release Stories that the Media Won't Cover

UKIP Release Stories that the Media Won't Cover

As media scrutiny on UKIP’s candidates, members and donors intensifies, the party has released a list of councillors and candidates from other parties who have found themselves in various scandals yet have been ignored by the mainstream media.

The list includes a Conservative who stole £150,000 from a pensioner with Alzheimers, a former Conservative councillor found guilty of child sex crimes, a Labour candidate who is a convicted fraudster, and a Liberal Democrat councillor convicted of ‘racially aggravated assault’.

The councillors and candidates named by the party are:

John Morgan, Conservative councillor on Vale of White Horse District Council: Convicted of stealing £150,000 from Beryl Gittens, who had alzheimers, between 2004 and 2012.

Danny Mayzes, Conservative councillor on Tendring District Council: Tweeted that the film Machete, which figures violent vigilantes patrolling the US/Mexico border, showed how to deal with immigration.

David Whittaker, former Conservative councillor on Isle of Wight Council: “Found guilty of two charges of causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, sexual activity with a child, and engaging in sexual activity while in the presence of a child.”

Dr Peter Moseley, Conservative candidate for South Kesteven District Council: Formerly an activist in the hard right British National Party, selected to contest a safe Conservative seat.

Nilgun Canver, Labour councillor on Haringey Borough Council: A former cabinet member on Haringey Borough Council who was convicted of lying to the police over a car crash involving her son.

Yogalingam Dayanamby, Labour candidate for Harrow Borough Council: Convicted of defrauding the council to which he is seeking election.

Stephen Fenwick, former Liberal Democrat (now independent) councillor on Sutton Borough Council: Convicted of “racially aggravated assault” in a railway station pub. Has resigned the Lib Dem whip and now sits as an independent.

Ajit Atwal, Liberal Democrat councillor on Derby City Council: Refused to resign after posting a picture on Twitter posing with an AK-47 rifle.

Media scrutiny on UKIP has intensified this week following numerous allegations relating to the behaviour of various candidates and party activists.

In a statement accompanying the list, the party says:

“UKIP thanks to the national media, all other political parties and various trade union- and government-funded lobby groups for the immense amount of work they have put in, to undertake the Stasi-style ‘scrutiny’ of the Facebook pages and Twitter feeds of UKIP’s 2,200 local election candidates – a substantial task which must be costing someone a bundle – and assures them that every offensive remark reported to us will be considered seriously by our National Executive Committee’s disciplinary committee.”

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