Branch AGM

The UKIP Telford & Wrekin Branch AGM will be held tomorrow evening at the Park pub in Wellington at 7:30pm.

All branch members should have received a copy of the agenda and previous minutes by email or post in the last few weeks.  If you haven’t received anything and would like a copy then please request one via the contact form.  If you are not yet a member and want to join, come early to the meeting (we’ll be there from 7pm) and hand over £10 and you can join on the night.

All members are welcome at the AGM and to stand for election to one of the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  We were quite short on space at the last meeting because so many new people have joined recently so if you have mobility problems that we need to accommodate please let us know in advance so we can arrange the furniture to make things easier for you.

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Lynda Hogger selected to contest Brookside by-election

Lynda Hogger has been selected as UKIP’s candidate for the July 4th by-election for the Brookside ward of Stirchley & Brookside Parish Council caused by the resignation of David Holloway.

Former MoD worker and domestic violence counsellor Lynda has only one opponent in the by-election: Labour borough councillor for the Nedge ward, Nathan England.

Lynda lives in Dunmaster Way with her husband Jim.

Lynda Hogger


It’s not about local politics, it’s about local people.

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Ryan Laing selected to contest Woodside by-election

UKIP Telford & Wrekin member Ryan Laing has collected the required 10 signatures for a by-election to fill the vacancy for the Woodside ward on Madeley Town Council caused by the resignation of Cllr Tom Keane.

Woodside resident Ryan has been selected as UKIP’s candidate for the by-election which will be held on July 4th.

Ryan Laing
It’s time for Woodside to have someone stand up and represent the people of Woodside and not just go along with the party line.

It’s time for a change.

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Cllr Jill Seymour elected Chair of Kynnersley Parish Council

Cllr Jill Seymour

Cllr Jill Seymour has been elected as Chair of Kynnersley Parish Council’s at their recent AGM following her many successful results dealing with environmental issues and highways within their area.

The term ‘Action Woman’ seems to follow her in the many roles she commits herself to and is one of her many nicknames in the local party.  The council felt with her energy, commitment and resilience to get things done she will be an asset to the local community.

Cllr Seymour has commended the previous Chairman, Cllr N Dobson, for the many years of sterling work and loyalty within the parish and acknowledges that he will be a hard act to follow.

Cllr Seymour encourages anyone within the parish to contact her directly or through the Clerk regarding any issues the community or an individual has.  She is really looking forward to working with an excellent group of councillors who are there working for the community and not for themselves.

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Urgent Appeal To Find Missing Wellington Teenager

Missing teenager Georgia Williams

West Mercia Police are urgently seeking the public’s help to find a missing teenager from Wellington in Shropshire.

Georgia Williams, aged 17, left her home 7.30pm on Sunday 26 May and has not been seen by her family since.  Police and her family are increasingly concerned for her welfare.

Police believe that Georgia may have been travelling with a 22-year-old man from the Wellington area.  He was arrested this morning in Glasgow, on suspicion of kidnap.

Superintendent Nav Malik from West Mercia Police said:  “I am concerned for Georgia’s welfare and am asking for the public’s help to try and locate her.

“We believe that Georgia may have been travelling with a man since she left her home on Sunday.  A police operation has led to the arrest of a man in Glasgow but we have so far not been able to locate Georgia.

“We are keen to hear from anyone who has seen Georgia since Sunday afternoon,  or has any information about her whereabouts or movements over the past few days.

“I also want to know about the movements of a silver Toyota Hiace 300 GS van, registration number CX06 ASV, which we know the arrested man was driving.  We know that this vehicle travelled from Wellington to Oswestry, Shropshire, before travelling to Rhyll, Chester, Cumbria and then onto Glasgow.”

Georgia is described as white, 5ft 3ins tall of slim build and she has red hair.

Superintendent Malik added:  “I’d also like to make a direct appeal to Georgia to get in touch with us.  If you hear these appeals, please contact us.  You are not in any trouble, we simply wish to make sure you are safe and well.”

Anyone with information about Georgia’s whereabouts can contact West Mercia Police on 0800 056 0944.

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Tory PPC for Telford thinks UKIP will win the election for her!

Lucy AllenThe carpet bagging Conservative Party candidate for Telford, Lucy Allen, has posted a brief missive on her website claiming that “Labour lose most from UKIP” and suggesting that if recent elections are anything to go by the Tories will win the seat because UKIP deprive Labour of more votes than any other party.

Bless her, moving from London to her secret bunker somewhere in Telfordshire must have taken up so much of her time she’s had to make stuff up rather than do some proper research.

There hasn’t been a by-election in the last couple of years in a seat held by Labour with a wafer thin majority to compare against.  What by-elections there have been have shown that UKIP is perfectly capable of taking a game changing number of votes off Labour, the Lib Dems and the Tories regardless of which party the incumbent represents.

10 out of 10 for trying Lucy but best leave the punditry to the experts.

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An open letter from Nigel Farage

Today’s Telegraph carries a full page letter from Nigel Farage inviting “swivel eyed loons” in the Conservative Party to join UKIP.

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Cameron calls eurosceptic Conservatives “swivel eyed loons”

Cameron Swivel Eyed LoonThe Daily Mail is reporting that David Cameron has referred to Conservative Party activists pressuring him into honouring his promises for an EU referendum as “swivel eyed loons“.

Since news of the Cameron using the kind of insult he usually reserves for UKIP to describe his own people, visits to the UKIP website have reportedly increased by 300%.  It also coincides with 36 Tory constituency associations writing to Cameron telling him to ditch his support for gay marriage or resign.

We’re welcoming new members in Telford & Wrekin every month and we’ve got so many people turning up to our meetings that we’ve outgrown the room we’ve used for years.  You can join UKIP through our branch for just £10 for the first year.

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EU referendum bill is an empty gesture

The Conservatives are publishing a draft bill today for an EU referendum in 2017. David Cameron was telling us only last week that he was unable to introduce legislation for a referrendum because it wasn’t in the coalition agreement (just like same sex marriage) yet today they’re introducing a bill. How easily the lies trip off his tongue.

But regardless of Devious Dave’s habitual dishonesty, surely the bill is a good thing if it means we get a referendum? Well I’m afraid you’re going to me disappointed.

One of the most important principals of parliamentary sovereignty is that no parliament can bind its successor. That means that any law passed before the election can be repealed after it.

This draft bill is an empty gesture – it is for a referendum in 2017 and after the Tories lose the next election the next government can repeal it. The only way to guarantee a referendum on our membership of the EU is to pass a law for it now for it to happen before the next election.

Our resident “eurosceptic” MPs will no doubt claim this empty gesture as a victory and judging by the conversation I had with Daniel Kawczynski recently they’re probably ill-informed enough to believe it! Between now and the next election we will be reminding voters of David Cameron’s broken promises on the EU (remember his “Cast Iron Guarantee”?), that Labour went to court to have a judge rule that it was unreasonable to expect anyone to keep their manifesto promises and that UKIP is the only party committed to an in/out referendum on membership of the EU.

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Congratulations Cllrs Mitchell and Choudhary

Cllr Andy Mitchell and Cllr Richard ChoudharyWe are pleased to announce that both Andy Mitchell and Cllr Richard Choudhary have been elected to Shifnal Town Council.

Cllr Mitchell will represent the Manor ward on Shifnal Town Council, whilst Cllr Choudhary will represent the Idsall ward.

The current Mayor of Shifnal, Councillor Eileen Briscoe, has been left licking her wounds today after being ousted by Cllr Choudhary who won by just 3 votes!

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