Ex-National Front man stands as UKIP candidate in Kent
Editorial. The following was picked up from the British Democracy Forum , a meeting place where people are sometimes known to air strange and disturbingly right wing views. We cannot testify to the veracity of this assertion therefore, but when we know more, we’ll bring you more. Also, it should be read in conjunction with the next story, about endorsement of UKIP by the English Defence League. Strange. At this rate we’ll shortly be seeing UKIP’s true colours peeking out from beneath its Little Englander farage.
UKIP claims to debar former members of far right groups from holding office and standing as candidates. UKIP has not always stood by this ruling. One man who was at the forefront of a previous political scandal is again standing for UKIP. Nigel Farage can not claim ignorance twice over.
Martyn Heale is chairman of South Thanet UKIP and is standing as a UKIP candidate in the Kent County Council on May 2nd 2013. He is also the former organiser of the Hammersmith branch of the National Front in the late 1970s, standing as a National Front candidate in the local elections of 1979.
In the General Election of 2005, he was Nigel Farage’s election agent.
This really does bring into question the seriousness and sincerity of UKIP on the issue of being squeaky clean regarding allowing former members of extreme right wing parties, including the National Front and the British National Party, into UKIP as office holders and candidates.
I think people should be told.