Monday, 11 February 2013

Cllr Diane James chosen as UKIP candidate for Eastleigh

Waverley Borough Councillor, Diane James, has been selected as the UKIP candidate for the Eastleigh by-election.

The by-election has been triggered by the "resignation" of the Lib Dem MP and convicted criminal, Chris Huhne.  UKIP is predicted to come third in most opinion polls apart from an MSN News poll which puts the party in first place but that's a national poll, not Eastleigh-only.

Cllr Jones is an expert in healthcare, a member of the local plans board, campaigns for the introduction of high speed internet in her local community and is a member of Waverley Cycle Forum.  She was elected to Waverley Borough Council as an independent before joining UKIP but continues to sit with the Waverley Independent Network group on the borough councillor.