September 18 2014 Latest news:
Freddy Mayhew, Reporter
Friday, March 14, 2014
Nigel Farage’s UK Independence Party has claimed another Labour scalp in Barking and Dagenham.
Cllr Tariq Saeed defected to Ukip on Wednesday after announcing his departure from the Labour party.
Barking and Dagenaham Ukip Forum chariman Peter Harris said he was “delighted” the Abbey Ward councillor had made the move.
He said: “We are extremely pleased to have somebody with Tariq’s experience join our party and agree to stand as a Ukip candidate in the election on May 22.”
He added: “Speaking as an ex-Labour party member and supporter, I personally feel that the Labour party have let down the working class.
“Let’s not forget that it was Labour that opened the doors to mass uncontrolled immigration.”
Cllr Saeed is the fourth councillor to defect from Labour to Ukip.
Trying to save a few quid proved disastrous for one man who was forced to cough up a hefty fine after dodging his train fare.
An architecture student from Dagenham could become a garden household name after winning an international competition to design the conservatory of the future.
While Scottish voters set about determining the fate of their nation and the wider United Kingdom at polling booths today, here are the results from our own readers’ poll on the independence referendum.
It’s that time of year again, when you’re allowed to heartily indulge your instinct to have a good nosey around and no one will think twice about it.