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Scarborough's UKIP Leader Leaves Party

Scarborough's UKIP Leader Leaves Party

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 7:46am 28th September 2017.

The leader of UKIP in Scarborough has resigned from the party. 

Councillor Sam Cross joined the party four years ago but will now serve on the borough council as an independent. 

Councillor Cross, who represents the Filey ward, says he is extremely proud of UKIP's impact and achievements, in particular the EU referendum result, but that now is the time to move on. 

He said:

“I have been a member of UKIP for just over four years, having previously been an independent councillor for the best part of a decade.

 The Party’s biggest achievement was without doubt last year’s referendum on our continued membership of the EU, when the majority of the country voted to leave.

 In this area the vote was two thirds to one third to split from this undemocratic and wasteful institution.

 UKIP’s raison d’etre has been achieved, and we are leaving. In my view it is job done. I was also proud to sit on North Yorkshire County Council as one two UKIP members.

 Unlike the Conservatives, Labour and the LibDems, UKIP councillors were never ‘whipped’.

I always acted in the best interests of constituents and I was never instructed which way to vote. This I will continue to do as a true independent.”


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