Local councillor to stand for Parliament


Hugh McGuinness

UKIP’s first elected councillor in Hampshire, Hugh McGuinness, is to stand for Parliament in the constituency of East Hampshire.

The Chairman of the Eastleigh branch of UKIP is also a parish councillor for Fair Oak and Horton Heath where he was the only member of the council to vote against the renaming of the Fair Oak War Memorial as a ‘Peace’ memorial during the recent furore over it’s title.

Hugh was born in Middlesex and has lived in Hampshire for 30 years. Formerly employed in the IT industry, he has also served in the Territorial Army.

Hugh advises all floating voters not to vote for the 3 main parties saying:

“You were not given a vote over the Lisbon treaty nor a vote for a European President.”

“Voting for the 3 main parties means voting for the end of Democracy.”

  4 comments for “Local councillor to stand for Parliament

  1. Peter Stewart
    April 28, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hugh McGuinness is also on Bishopstoke Parish Council. He does a lot of work for the two wards and deserves success.

    • chris martin
      May 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm

      I have known Hugh for only three years but realise him to be honest hardworking and having no hidden agenda. Just an honest concern for his country it’s people and it’s pubs.

  2. mm
    Eastleigh Xpress
    May 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I forgot to mention that Fair Oak resident Chris Martin is also standing for parliament as a Ukip candidate in Portsmouth South!

  3. Anne Palmer
    May 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

    I simply cannot understand why people want to put themselves up for election in a British Parliament when they want foreigners to make the laws which they will have to obey, yet STILL expect US to pay them ‘wages’ and vast expenses. It does not make any sense at all.

    I doubt very much whether the people WILL continue to pay them for much longer when they find out the true debt this country is in. We simple cannot afford to continue to pay foreigners to govern us quite apart from the fact that it is co0ntrary to our Constitution.

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