UKIP can’t buy an election victory at the moment. Scrapbook reported last week how leader Paul Nuttall lost the Stoke Central by-election despite spending £10,000 more than any other candidate.
But now the Kippers have an even bigger problem – they can’t even correctly register to run in an election.
UKIP were hoping to take their third seat in the 5 member north ward of Haverhill Town Council in a by-election.
Instead their hopeful has been automatically disqualified because they filled out the registration form incorrectly.
The Cambridge News reports that the would-be candidate invalidated their form by writing UKIP, rather than the party’s full name: UK Independence Party.
It meant that, as the only candidate, Labour’s Liz Smith was automatically elected.
The blunder comes in the same week that:
- A UKIP councillor in Somerset claimed the NHS was wasting money on LGBT services
- A UKIP councillor in Hartlepool, who works as a tanker driver, appeared in court charged with drink driving
- UKIP leader Paul Nuttall gave Nigel Farage his 110% support to contest the South Thanet seat again
You’ve got to be in it to win it…