UKIP ‘rep­re­sents the gen­eral pub­lic’

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS -

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

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