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Ex-councillor fires parting UKIP shot
1:30pm Wednesday 31st October 2012 in News
A FORMER Dudley councillor has announced his intention to step down from politics as he launched a scathing attack on the political party he has represented for over a decade.
In a letter to the News, Malcolm Davis, who was Dudley Council’s lone UKIP councillor for 12 years, as well as the party’s Dudley North parliamentary candidate, states he has “no intention of renewing membership of UKIP when it is due next month.”
Mr Davis, who stood in St James’s ward and was a prolific campaigner against the proposed mosque, also said he hoped the good people of Dudley would not get “hoodwinked further”
by the party, which honoured him with a special appreciation award at the national conference in 2008.
In his letter he continues “They appear to foolishly accept doubtful members without proper thought or consideration.
“There is no-one locally in UKIP who has the slightest experience in local or general politics and they have just lost the only person they had in Dudley who did.
“I will have nothing further to do with politics in Dudley unless convinced otherwise.”