Bradley Stoke councillor Ben Walker has been chosen as the UKIP candidate for the Filton and Bradley Stoke (FABS) parliamentary seat in the 2015 general election.
The party has also announced its first wave of prospective South Gloucestershire Council candidates.
Speaking after his selection, Cllr Walker said:
“I’m honoured to have been selected as the Filton and Bradley Stoke UKIP candidate and will continue to work for people across the constituency and South Gloucestershire. Our branch continues to grow from strength to strength as does our public support and we look to contest as many South Gloucestershire Council seats as possible.”
“People want change as they have been consistently let down by successive parties; we are that change with the representation of people at our core.”
Filton town councillor Keith Briffet was selected to stand as a South Gloucestershire Council candidate in Filton, along with Alan Tink, a former Filton town councillor and chair of council.
Derrick Powell from Bradley Stoke was also selected to stand for South Gloucestershire Council in Bradley Stoke.
Speaking after their selection, Keith Briffet, Alan Tink and Derrick Powell said:
“We are the fastest-growing party in Britain and the first new political force for change for 100 years. People are joining us in their thousands every month because we are prepared to say what they’ve been thinking. Only UKIP want to leave the costly, meddling EU, end mass immigration, stop soaring energy bills and cut foreign aid.”
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