UKIP Leader, Nigel Farage, has held up UKIP councillors in Telford & Wrekin as an example of how the quality of UKIP candidates is improving and helping to make UKIP a serious player in the West Midlands.
An interview for the Coventry Telegraph says:
He claimed quality of candidates was improving with a 50 per cent increase in UK membership to above 30,000 in the last year.
Pointing to UKIP councillors in Telford, Staffordshire and Worcestershire, he said: “In Birmingham, Coventry and Walsall next year there are going to be not just European but local elections, and we have to transform ourselves in the heart of the West Midlands to being a serious player.”
UKIP Telford & Wrekin has 9 councillors serving communities in Brookside, Dawley, Ercall Magna, Hollinswood, Kynnersley, Shifnal, Wellington and Woodside.