Unseating Bercow will ‘Kick In Door’ for UKIP

John Bercow

Bercow has Eastleigh PPC plotting his downfall

It was glorious spring weekend in Eastleigh as eager PPCs took to the doorsteps for their first weekend of Election campaigning.

Meanwhile the Town’s UKIP candidate Raymond Finch was also busy knocking on doors, 85 miles away in Buckingham.

Along with other UKIP PPCs he been drafted in by a central office who are ‘throwing in the kitchen sink’ in their campaign to unseat speaker John Bercow and replace him with Nigel Farage, the MEP who had renounced his leadership of the Party last September specifically to contest the seat.

On Friday Arch-Conservative columnist Simon Heffer wrote an article in the Daily Telegraph entitled ‘It’s time to turf John Bercow out of office’

Not known for mincing his words, Heffer proceeded to label the speaker as being only ‘notionally a Conservative’ and a ‘saponaceous little creep’ while praising Nigel Farage as a ‘serious candidate’ and ‘charismatic’.

He concluded the piece by writing:

“Any Conservative living in Buckingham should vote for Mr Farage”

Traditionally, the main parties do not stand a candidate against the speaker so the only opposition aside from John Bercow that Farage is facing comes from two independents and the BNP.

n a ‘Dry run’ during a local Council by-election in February, UKIP trialled high intensity campaigning to finish runners up to the Conservatives pushing the Liberal Democrats into third place.

Back in his Eastleigh constituency on Sunday night Mr Finch enthused about his weekend’s canvassing:

“It was the best reception I have experienced in five years of campaigning. I am confident we will win it. This will kick in the door for the rest of us.”

He claimed he found widespread dissatisfaction and even core Conservative voters who are disillusioned with Mr Bercow:

“They resent him cosying up to Labour to gain the speaker’s chair but his wife standing as a PPC for the Labour Party, was for many, the last straw.”

People simply can’t stand him”

Mr Finch also reported that while canvassing he had been approached by committee members from Mr Bercow’s own constituency party who had voiced their support for Nigel Farage.

In 2005 John Bercow had a comfortable majority of 14,000 over his nearest Labour rival.

  7 comments for “Unseating Bercow will ‘Kick In Door’ for UKIP

  1. Matthew Myatt
    April 13, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Well this will clearly show that the UKIP PPC has an active interest in LOCAL issue’s and the people of the Borough. Silly me, I thought that voting for an MP was about picking the best person to stand up for LOCAL people in Westminster over LOCAL issue’s.

    • Stephen Nicholls
      April 19, 2010 at 10:39 am

      In a perfect world I would agree with you.
      The problem is that Westminster doesn’t run the country. Brussels does, and what Brussels says goes. Westminster has no choice but to rubber stamp every decision that comes from there.
      When the people finally wake up to this, maybe they will decide to vote for real change.

  2. Kevin Hayes
    April 17, 2010 at 3:56 am

    This seems like a fight on the extreme right of British politics. The main concern for me is younger people including many tens of thousands of students are rejecting the democratic process and do not look as yet to be changing there minds. Although a growing problem over many years, it must concern many within the Halls of Power. Missed opportunities such as PR has added to this growth. People want some reflection in parliament in percentage terms sitting in parliament. (added by Mobile using Mippin)

  3. Andrew Robbins
    April 19, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Kevin Hayes: I don’t think anyone could class UKIP as being “on the extreme right of British politics”. Rather than just repeating bias and ill informed reporting, it might be wise to do as I did and read their manifesto. You might get a few surprises from their common-sense approach and break from the boring and out of date Punch & Judy act of the Labour and the Conservatives parties, who unfortunately have sold us out to the EU.

    • Stephen Nicholls
      April 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      Andrew Robbins: What you say is quite correct. UKIP is about the only political party prepared to stand up and speak the truth. It’s there for all to see in their manifesto. For too many years, the three mainstream parties have been telling us what we want to hear rather than telling us the truth. The truth, however unpalatable has to be faced eventually.
      I realize of course that there is much apathy about politics and politicians generally.That I can understand as far as it goes.
      The real issue here I feel is the the people who whine and whinge are the very ones who can’t even be bothered to vote.
      The answer is simple: Either put up or shut up. If we want real change and a better future for the country and the people we must be prepared to vote for it.

  4. Paul Giles
    April 19, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    As Kevin rightly says, many – particularly young – people are alienated from the political process. The electoral system is part of the problem. So is the degree to which political competences are becoming ever further removed from the people.

    Only UKIP is committed both to re-patriating the government of the country and to further democratising it by means of electoral reform and referenda.

  5. David Geddes
    April 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    I will be voting UKIP. Well done Ray Finch.

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