Three members of the Rutland Anti-Corruption Group of Councillors are today joining UKIP at a meeting with party leader Nigel Farage

Cllr Richard Gale, Cllr David Richardson and Cllr Nick Wainwright will provide the official opposition on the County Council and are looking forward to moving forward in their new political home.

They said

'UKIP is the obvious choice, as it supports the same ideals as ourselves; those of honesty, integrity, openness and transparency, along with upholding the fundamental principles of democracy. UKIP also does not impose a whip, thus allowing Councillors to exercise their own judgement and vote in line with the wishes of their electorate.

'We believe, as does UKIP, that Local Government has to be returned to the people and must no longer rest with the bureaucrats, working too closely with Council Leaderships, bureaucrats who do nothing but use the tools of burdensome bureaucracy, created by them, to suit nothing more than their own agendas and interests and most certainly not those of the people.'

Nigel Farage said,

'I am delighted to welcome such doughty campaigners into our ever expanding group of local government representatives. I have known Dave Richardson for a long time now and am pleased he feels that the fight against vested interested will be best served by joining UKIP'.

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