UKIP is a party that has campaigned tirelessly for a full exit from the European Union but it also has a bold manifesto on a wide range of issues and has long had strong local representatives
UKIP candidate for Carlisle Fiona Mills joined local Councillor John Denholm at one of his regular community surgery sessions.
As a genuine grassroots movement, UKIP has had councillors at local level for years, taking on the big issues that matter to people at a local level.
The party has a comprehensive programme for local government, including ending the ‘cabinet’ system of governance which puts too much power in the hands of too few people.
UKIP believes in keeping Council Tax low and holding a binding referendum on key local issues like major housing developments and out-of-town supermarkets.
Fiona, who is the party’s Health spokesman, said: “UKIP is gaining votes from disillusioned Labour voters here. They voted leave, can't vote Corbyn and won't vote for Boris's Bogus Brexit, or Tory ever, really.”