John Bickley, UKIP’S candidate in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election took nearly £100,000 of EU cash to prop up his business, the Manchester Evening News has reported.
Northenden councillor Mary di Mauro has been selected to represent the Liberal Democrats in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.
Cllr Di Mauro currently serves on on Manchester City Council’s executive consultative committee and personnel committee. She is also a member of the Mersey Valley Joint Committee.
Cllr Di Mauro is the only woman candidate declared so far to fight the election which will be held on February 13.
Other candidates who have been selected are Mike Kane for Labour, Rev Daniel Critchlow for the Tories, John Bickley for UKIP, Ciaron Goggins for the East Sale Liberation Front, Captain Chaplington-Smythe for the Monster Raving Loony Party and Eddy O’Sullivan for the British National Party.
UKIP candidate, John Bickley has launched his campaign for the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election calling for the UK to pull out of the European Union, the return of grammar schools, the scrapping of the bedroom tax and a clampdown on immigration. Continue reading “UKIP hopeful calls for EU exit, scrapping the bedroom tax, return of grammar schools and immigration clampdown”
UKIP launched their campaign for the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election this weekend with leader Nigel Farage saying he is convinced they will finish second.
The party, which supports withdrawal from the European Union and a clampdown on “unfettered” immigration, has chosen former Wythenshawe man, John Bickley to fight the seat.Mr Farage visited the constituency today (Saturday January 26) to throw his weight behind Mr Bickley, but said the party faced an uphill task because of the short notice given for the election.
He said: “The problem and the real scandal of our democracy is that this constituency is typical of so many is that ther are 17,000 postal votes. Labour called a snap by-election and you think it’s on the 13th of February – it isn’t. This election starts on the 2nd or 3rd of February because that is when 17,000 postal voters will get their letter and it is making the conduct of these by-elections quite farcical.”In other by-elections when the ballot boxes were opened we were neck and neck with Labour but we were behind the postal votes because we didn’t have time to set fire to the campaign. That is going to be the problem here, but we are going to have more activists in Wythenshawe and Sale East than we have ever had in a by-election before.”
Labour have chosen former teacher and Manchester City councillor, Mike Kane to fight the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election.
Mr Kane who was born in Wythenshawe and brought up in Brooklands and Northern Moor, was selected at a meeting tonight (Friday Jan 24). Continue reading “Former Wythenshawe councillor Mike Kane chosen to fight by-election for Labour”