UKIP ‘represents the general public’
A FORMER Conservative parliamentary candidate who also stood in a West Drayton local election has defected to UKIP, saying too many Tories are ‘only interested in themselves’.
Naman Purewal has joined the anti-European Union party as a member but said she had not yet decided what her next political move would be.
She said: “I have decided to join UKIP as I don’t believe that the Tories represent the general public. I found too many power-hungry members in the Conservatives who are only interested in themselves. I’m happy to be in a party that represents all of the British community and stands up for our rights in a society where colour, creed and religion does not divide us as a nation – a forward looking Britain.”
Ms Purewal, 54, who lives in Heston, joined the Conservative party as an activist in the late 1980s.
UKIP Hillingdon chairman Cliff Dixon said: “I would like to welcome Naman to our branch and the party as a whole. During our conversations, she has come across as a passionate individual who cares deeply about our community and country and how we can work together to make our area better for all.
“It is a testament to how far UKIP has progressed as a party that we can attract talented individuals such as Naman with our vision for a better future and I look forward to working with her in the campaigns ahead.”
n WELCOME: Naman Purewal, who has defected from the Tories to join UKIP, with UKIP Hillingdon chairman Cliff Dixon Contributed