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Conservative Councillor Joins UKIP


Cllr Ray Tipping representing Woodville on South Derbyshire District Council is not happy with how the Conservative Govt are progressing with Brexit. 

Ray is a hard-working local councillor and will continue in this vein. Woodville voters overwhelmingly voted for a clean proper Brexit, not one where the country has the worst of both worlds.

Ray wanted to join UKIP for some time, having been a previous member but was unhappy with the run of leaders. Now Henry Bolton has gone this has given him the impetus to take the plunge.

Ray commented “I want to be involved with a party that speaks on behalf of the people, listens to the needs of the people and not to just tow a party line. I have been gagged as a Conservative and criticized for saying what I believe is right. I am sick of the two-party system, it is outdated and proven not to work. This country needs UKIP. We fought hard to get Brexit and we need to make sure the government doesn’t backtrack which is what seems to be happening.”

Cllr Alan Graves for UKIP, “Ray has been a good friend for many years and we are delighted with this news. Ray is a clear example that UKIP is needed in our politics, and he will be a real asset to us, and his constituents”.


Gerard Batten, the UKIP Interim Leader said:

“I’m delighted to welcome Cllr Tipping. I hope that he will be the first of many people who will be joining us and see that UKIP is going to remain as the key force that will ensure that the established parties are kept honest about Brexit”.