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What motivates the leaders of the United Kingdom Independence Party?

Wednesday, March 30, 2005 

Former UKIP Star Alan Eastwood OBE grabs Devon headlines for Veritas

The article linked here, reports as follows:-

Politicians sign up to Veritas
30 March 2005
TWO men well known in North Devon local authority circles have joined television personality Robert Kilroy-Silk to fight in the forthcoming General Election for the new Veritas party. Torridge district councillor and former chairman Alan Eastwood, who had been chosen to represent the United Kingdom Independence Party, has followed Mr Silk in the break to Veritas. He will stand in North Cornwall

Ilfracombe town councillor and former Mayor Keith Thompson has also been chosen as a Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Veritas and it is understood that he will choose between fighting for a Plymouth seat or standing in Torridge and West Devon.

A retired Metropolitan police officer, Mr Eastwood is a former chairman of the Police Federation of England and Wales.

In North Devon he served for eight years as chairman of the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and is a current member of Torridge District and Northam Town Councils.

He is a member of the Veritas national executive and is their spokesman on drugs and policing. He is also their South West Region campaign manager, covering Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Dorset as well as Devon and Cornwall.

"Kilroy is a personality. People trust him because he has been in their living rooms for 18 years," he said.

"But we are not a one-person party. We have good people with different briefs. We have an important message and we are not a one-policy party. We have policies for everything.

"We don't expect to form a Government this time around, but perhaps get one or two seats. It's a matter then of building up your name," he said

posted by Martin |8:02 PM
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