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Branch News – November 2013

December 7, 2013 // 0 Comments

Coleford Railway Museum (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The Forest of Dean Branch of UKIP held its first meeting in the Sedbury Division. Around 50 people attended of whom about 30 were non members. After a brief introduction by Chairman Richard Leppington there wereshort speeches by Tony McIntyre and [...]

What our County Councillors have been up to on your behalf

November 15, 2013 // 0 Comments

Richard has been working closely with Highways and his Parish Councils to alleviate some of the inconvenience to commuters caused by the recent road improvements in Blakeney and Newnham. He is trying to persuade Glos CC to purchase their ” Meals on Wheels” for the Forest senior citizens [...]

Gloucestershire Activists Welcome Nigel Farage

October 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

Nigel Farage made his second visit to Gloucestershire in eight days last Saturday at the invite of UKIP’s Gloucestershire County Committee. The main reason for the visit was to encourage as many activists as possible to get involved in the next 2 years vital elections. Although Forest of Dean has [...]

UKIP vote share still high in the Forest of Dean

October 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

There were two District Council by elections last week with UKIP coming second in both polls, proving that the May results were not just a flash in the pan. Both by elections were in wards where there has never been a UKIP candidate before. Alan Grant stood in the Coleford East ward and despite not [...]

Branch News – September 2013

September 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

This month at Shire Hall, UKIP County Councillors supported a motion calling for an all party working group to be set up to investigate the options for unitary working arrangements in Gloucestershire. Forest of Dean District Council Offices (Photo credit: Wikipedia) UKIP want one unitary body with [...]

News from Richard Leppington County Councillor

September 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

We asked branch chairman and County Councillor Richard Leppington what he has been up to recently. Here is his answer:- I have been involved in the fight to retain the coastal defenses on the Awre Peninsula. The Environment Agency ( a typical quango employing a large well paid group of jobs [...]

Public Meeting in Newent

September 2, 2013 // 2 Comments

Forest of Dean UKIP held its first public meeting in Newent at the Memorial Hall on Thursday night. Old Market Hall, Newent, Gloucestershire (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Around 50 local residents were present to hear speeches from Jim Carver and Professor Tim Congdon. Tim talked primarily about the [...]

UKIP in the Forest of Dean at the Local Level

August 6, 2013 // 0 Comments

UKip is often stated to be a one policy party and that is a national policy concerning our membership of the European Union. Note that we say European Union NOT Europe. We believe that Europe as a collection of individual countries would be a joy to behold, with each country having its own identity [...]

UKIP Forest of Dean – Branch News – July 2013

June 25, 2013 // 0 Comments

Last month councillor Alan Preest submitted a motion to a meeting of the full council of Gloucestershire County Council to write to the Prime Minister asking for an in/out referendum on Europe to be held on the same day as the General Election. As expected the motion was hijacked by the Tories who [...]

UKIP Forest of Dean – Branch News – May 2013

May 29, 2013 // 0 Comments

Since the fantastic success of our party in the County Council elections, your local branch has been extremely busy on your behalf. Firstly, we would like to congratulate Simon Roberts on his election to the District council. He used his maiden speech to castigate the Conservative party. There was [...]
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