• Ol’ ‘Fat a***’ is back!

    With just five and a half months to go until the next general election, Mark Reckless has been returned to Westminster as UKIP’s second elected MP. As Tory grandees drone on about how a vote for UKIP is a vote for Labour, the British public continue to demonstrate that the legacy parties still don’t get it.

    David Cameron and Grant Shapps’ approach to the election in Rochester and Strood was to come out talking tough and acting tough. They worked with Michael Gove (someone who I actually thought showed signs of being a strategic thinker as Education Secretary) to whip every Minister and MP into an endless train of visits, re-visits, re-re-visits and so on to demonstrate the importance of voting Conservative. The ‘kitchen sink’ strategy.

    In addition to the ‘kitchen sink’, Mark Reckless faced personal vilification from a desperate Prime Minister (hence the headline, above), and negative campaigning on a scale rarely seen since the bad old days of elections in South London.

    The Tories even threw in the ‘Wollaston/South Hams trick’, whereby a ‘primary’ is run to try and convince the public that if they’ve voted for a candidate then, then they must vote for that same candidate in the election.

    Finally, realising that they would still lose, the Prime Minister topped off his five personal visits by crawling to Labour and Lib Dem voters, begging for votes to keep UKIP out.

    Having tried all of these desperate and, frankly, sad tactics, the Tories lost Rochester and Strood, with UKIP achieving a 42 per cent share of the vote from a standing start (there was no UKIP candidate in 2010, the previous election).

    So, as Mark Reckless returns to the House of Commons, the Tory strategists return to their bunker to fantasise about winning the next battle.

    The result in full:

    Mark Reckless (UKIP) 16,867 (42.10%)

    Kelly Tolhurst (C) 13,947 (34.81%, -14.39%)

    Naushabah Khan (Lab) 6,713 (16.76%, -11.70%)

    Clive Gregory (Green) 1,692 (4.22%, +2.69%)

    Geoff Juby (LD) 349 (0.87%, -15.39%)

    Hairy Knorm Davidson (Loony) 151 (0.38%)

    Stephen Goldsbrough (Ind) 69 (0.17%)

    Nick Long (PBP) 69 (0.17%)

    Jayda Fransen (Britain 1st) 56 (0.14%)

    Mike Barker (Ind) 54 (0.13%)

    Charlotte Rose (Ind) 43 (0.11%)

    Dave Osborn (Pat Soc) 33 (0.08%)

    Christopher Challis (Ind) 22 (0.05%)



Julien Parrott, UKIP

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

julien campaign

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.

Email me:

Write to me:
Cllr Julien Parrott, Torbay Council, Town Hall, Torquay TQ1 3DR

Telephone me:
01803 389624 (Mon-Fri, daytime)

Come and see me:
I am also generally available each Monday between 12 noon and 1pm at the Office of William Dartmouth MEP, at 49 Market Street, Torquay TQ1 3AW

Julien in Regalia

During the Civic Year

2013-2014, I had the honour of being elected Chairman of Torbay Council.

Click on the logo to go to the UKIP.org website

Passport crop

Where I have used photos not taken by me or given to me to use for my material, I have credited both the source of the picture and the photographer, where I can. If a photo is yours, and you would like a credit or would prefer me to remove it, then please let me know via the ‘Contact me' page on this site and I will do that.

This website is
Copyright Julien Parrott
and is published
and promoted
on behalf of
Cllr Julien Parrott
c/o 63 Princes Road

You are viewing the text version of this site.

To view the full version please install the Adobe Flash Player and ensure your web browser has JavaScript enabled.

Need help? check the requirements page.

Get Flash Player