• Turbulent times

    Readers will have seen my view on the party leadership prior to the election of Diane James. I had very good reasons for not supporting her for the leadership and these have been fully justified. They included the fact that she’s been a bolter in the past and the fact that she is a comparatively recent Tory turncoat.

    It also struck me as odd that, although she claimed to be ‘collegiate’ she didn’t deign to take part in hustings with other colleagues. These are the politics of division. My experience is that leadership is more about working hard to influence than stamping your feet. My view is clearly borne out by James herself who stated that she couldn’t get other MEPs to work with her, or UKIP party workers.

    Perhaps now, colleagues will pay a little less attention to the mainstream media and a little more attention to what people have actually done for the party in choosing our next leader.

    Similarly, I have never thought that Steven Woolfe would be the right man to follow Nigel Farage. Just taking recent behaviour as an example: he failed to get his application form in on time, which hardly speaks volumes for his attention to detail – an essential part of a leader’s armoury; the fact that he was talking to the Tories just in case his political career could not be furthered in UKIP; and now the apparent fisticuffs at the European Parliament. If, as it seems, he chose to get into a fistfight with an ex-Commando, it hardly shows the best judgement.

    So who would I vote for? My top choice, were he to choose to stand, would be former deputy leader Paul Nuttall who in my view is head and shoulders above any other candidate. And, of course, Lisa Duffy remains exactly what it says on the tin, a long-serving and dedicated UKIP person who has been consistently successful in winning elections.

    None of this recent nonsense has any bearing on the good work being done by numerous UKIP party workers: take as an example the excellent by-election win in Hartlepool where we came from nowhere to 49 per cent of the vote, even as all this unsavoury tosh was hitting the headlines.



Julien Parrott, UKIP

Councillor for Ellacombe Ward, 2007 to date
Executive Lead for Adults and Children
Torbay Borough Council Unitary Authority

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11 November 2017

A brief update ...

I realise that I keep apologising for not maintaining this website! I really hope that I will be able to do something with it in the near future, but I know that my fellow Ellacombe residents understand that my priority is with my ward work and with my work for children and adults across the Bay as Executive Lead councillor.

In the meantime, an update for my fellow Ellacombe residents: please note that my contact details have changed. If you want to discuss a local issue with me, please see below for my new contact arrangements.

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