Search

Fourth Labour councillor defects to Ukip in Barking and Dagenham

13:18 14 March 2014

Cllr Tariq Saeed

Cllr Tariq Saeed

Archant

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.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

55 minutes ago
Octavian Medeleanu

Officers are on the hunt for three dangerous men linked to Barking and Dagenham and that are wanted over crimes involving assault, trafficking and armed robberies.

Yesterday, 16:23
Lyubomira is looking forward to using the six-lane pool at Abbey Leisure Centre

The winners of the Post’s competition for a year’s family membership to the new Abbey Leisure Centre have been announced.

Yesterday, 14:17
Admateen Loudi, six trying on a police hat and vest at the Barking and Dagenham open day at Dagenham Police Station

“You have the right to remain silent, Mum. Anything you say can and will be used against you when we get home.”

Yesterday, 14:16
Connie Foster MBE was a councillor for Longbridge ward from 1983 to 1986

A great, great grandmother and former Barking councillor who braved armed thieves in a robbery in the 1980s, has died age 92.

Most read news

A new report is highly critical of local organisations across the county.

The Hollywood actor took on politicians and it was amazing.

Climbers are leaving a big mess on the world’s highest peak.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Barking and Dagenham Post e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder