Great Dawley Parish Councillor, Mohammed “Richard” Choudhary, has switched his political affiliation from Telford & Wrekin Peoples’ Association (TAWPA) to the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Cllr Choudhary is UKIP’s fourth councillor in Telford & Wrekin.
Cllr Choudhary attended a UKIP meeting in Wellington last week and joined the party the same night. On joining he said “I have made a lot of friends in TAWPA but I believe that UKIP is the future both nationally and here in Telford & Wrekin where it is the only party to publish a local manifesto”.
Cllr Choudhary hopes to be joined on Great Dawley Parish Council by 25 year old Ryan Laing who has been selected to contest the parish and borough by-elections in Dawley on 14th February. Ryan is a former member of the Scottish Youth Parliament, former member of the UK Youth Parliament, former Chairman of South Lanarkshire Youth Council and is currently a Trustee for two local charities, a voluntary street pastor and works as a houseparent in a special educational needs school in Shrewsbury.