The Upper Bann UKIP Association this week confirmed the names of its four candidates to fight the new ABC (Armagh-Banbridge-Craigavon) super council election on Thursday, May 22.
Former Craigavon Independent Councillor David Jones will run in Portadown, along with John Saxton; Jonathan Johns from Waringstown will be the Lurgan hopeful; and Adam Watts of Armagh will contest in the primatial city.
David McNarry MLA, the NI leader of UKIP – who ‘defected’ from the UUP – was at the selection meeting, along with Councillor Henry Reilly, UKIP NI chair and candidate for European Election, also to be held on May 22, simultaneously with the local government poll.
Mr McNarry praised national UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s TV debate “when he verbally trounced Nick Clegg, who is not merely the leader of the Liberal Democrats, but also the Deputy Prime Minister”. It is thought that Mr Farage will visit the local constituency in the run-up to elections.
With UKIP dedicated to bringing the UK out of Europe, Councillor Henry Reilly claimed, “The EU seeks to build a modern day `Tower of Babel` which has in its foundations, the seeds of its own destruction. The construction of the EU is undemocratic.”