Ousted Ukip candidate Roger Lord to quit politics

Ousted Ukip candidate Roger Lord to quit politics

Ousted Ukip candidate Roger Lord to quit politics

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OUSTED Clacton Ukip candidate Roger Lord has quit politics after being sidelined for Douglas Carswell.

Mr Lord, a farmer from Weeley Road, Great Bentley, was set to fight Mr Carswell at next year’s General Election until the shock defection.

Mr Carswell quit as Tory MP triggering a by-election, for which he has been selected to stand for Ukip by the party’s national executive committee.

Mr Lord said he is intending to resign from Ukip and as county councillor for Brightlingsea yesterday.

He said: “I wish Gary Scott, the local county council Liberal candidate, the best of luck in the forthcoming election.”

In a letter to Joanna Killian, chief executive of Essex County Council, he added: “Recent political events in Clacton have changed my personal circumstances in political terms.

“This has invoked an aspiration to enact an opportunity that emerged some time ago to move on to pastures new.”

David Finch, the Conservative leader on Essex County Council, claimed Mr Lord’s resignation means Ukip is in a state of “chaos” in Tendring.

He said: “This just proves that UKIP are in complete disarray in Essex and their one trick pony policies are starting unravel as they fall out amongst themselves.

“This will be a bitter blow to their Clacton campaign and the wheels are off the Carswell bandwagon."

Jamie Huntman, leader of the Ukip group on the county council, said: “With regards to Roger Lord, sometimes in life we have to put our personal differences aside for the greater good.

“Our goal must be Westminster.

“David Finch should join us if he wants to address the concerns of the people of Essex.

“His suggestion that we have one trick pony policies completely disregards the people’s concerns on immigration and Europe and is why the Tories are filled with politicians who are all career and no conviction.

“Our support and membership in Essex continues to grow at the same rate the Conservatives is plummeting.”

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12:06pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Boris says...

I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may.
Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent.
I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may. Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent. Boris
  • Score: -15

12:08pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Snowthorne says...

Sorry Roger you wouldnt have stood a chance against Douglas Carswell no matter what party either of you stood for. Many people in Clacton will vote for Carswell as he has done much good for us here. He has helped me personally & has always kept everyone informed of what he is doing fot Clacton.
I expect many disagreements from those who do not live in Clacton but that is your right to disagree & mine to back Carswell.
Sorry Roger you wouldnt have stood a chance against Douglas Carswell no matter what party either of you stood for. Many people in Clacton will vote for Carswell as he has done much good for us here. He has helped me personally & has always kept everyone informed of what he is doing fot Clacton. I expect many disagreements from those who do not live in Clacton but that is your right to disagree & mine to back Carswell. Snowthorne
  • Score: 28

12:10pm Wed 3 Sep 14

CO6 resident says...

'...and wish Gary Scott, the local county council Liberal candidate, the best of luck...'

Why? It seems as though it was best that Mr lord was sidelined.

On another point, UKIP really ought to change their symbolism if they are to be taken more seriously. The rosette just looks tacky - distinctive, but akin to something the Monster Raving Loony Party would approve of.
'...and wish Gary Scott, the local county council Liberal candidate, the best of luck...' Why? It seems as though it was best that Mr lord was sidelined. On another point, UKIP really ought to change their symbolism if they are to be taken more seriously. The rosette just looks tacky - distinctive, but akin to something the Monster Raving Loony Party would approve of. CO6 resident
  • Score: 1

12:11pm Wed 3 Sep 14

hughie-s says...

Did he really believe it made sense to oppose a sitting Eurosceptic MP? Better to stay a county councillor and make a name for himself in local politics, could have ended up as Lord Bentley.
Did he really believe it made sense to oppose a sitting Eurosceptic MP? Better to stay a county councillor and make a name for himself in local politics, could have ended up as Lord Bentley. hughie-s
  • Score: 14

12:15pm Wed 3 Sep 14

CO6 resident says...

Boris wrote:
I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may. Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent.
Usual 'haven't got a clue' comment from Boris. I'm absolutely certain Nigel Farage knew exactly what he was doing, sidelining Mr Lord.

As for Gary Scott, anyone representing the liberal lefties is a waste of time and space. The Liberal Democrats have added nothing to the government while the coalition has been in power.
[quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may. Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent.[/p][/quote]Usual 'haven't got a clue' comment from Boris. I'm absolutely certain Nigel Farage knew exactly what he was doing, sidelining Mr Lord. As for Gary Scott, anyone representing the liberal lefties is a waste of time and space. The Liberal Democrats have added nothing to the government while the coalition has been in power. CO6 resident
  • Score: 16

1:41pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

Mr Lord-think of all the anquish,disappointme
nt and expense that you have avoided.
Go back to the farm and buy a Water Tower-sell it to the Council and make a good profit.
Mr Lord-think of all the anquish,disappointme nt and expense that you have avoided. Go back to the farm and buy a Water Tower-sell it to the Council and make a good profit. Shrubendlad
  • Score: 5

1:58pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Johno! says...

Pity that he did not check with the Social Democratic Party first.
The SDP is led by a Social Democrat who defected to U K I P in 1996 and after twelve years of actively organizing in U.K.I.P. Conferences, Designed the logo, chose the colour`s, he realized what Mr Lord and many others now have, and rejoined the SDP in 2008
Pity that he did not check with the Social Democratic Party first. The SDP is led by a Social Democrat who defected to U K I P in 1996 and after twelve years of actively organizing in U.K.I.P. Conferences, Designed the logo, chose the colour`s, he realized what Mr Lord and many others now have, and rejoined the SDP in 2008 Johno!
  • Score: -7

3:27pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Boris says...

CO6 resident wrote:
Boris wrote:
I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may. Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent.
Usual 'haven't got a clue' comment from Boris. I'm absolutely certain Nigel Farage knew exactly what he was doing, sidelining Mr Lord.

As for Gary Scott, anyone representing the liberal lefties is a waste of time and space. The Liberal Democrats have added nothing to the government while the coalition has been in power.
CO6 resident, you clearly haven't got a clue about Alresford or anywhere else in the Tendring area, or you would not make such an ignorant comment about Gary Scott. I told you people vote for him regardless of his party affiliation, so what part of that did you fail to understand?
And of course Farage knew what he was doing. He could though have used a bit of elementary courtesy and warned him, in advance, of his decision. But Farage is just a well-spoken yobbo who scorns to be polite, even to a man who has served his party well. He regularly stood for UKIP since long before you ever heard of them (Lord was UKIP parliamentary candidate for Colchester in 1997). Farage obviously treated Lord with absolute contempt, and if we ever have the misfortune to be ruled by UKIP, he will treat us all with the same contempt, even those who voted for his wretched party.
[quote][p][bold]CO6 resident[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Boris[/bold] wrote: I can understand him quitting UKIP, whose handling of this matter has been abominable. But why quit politics altogether? He could have rejoined the Tory Party and stood as their candidate, and would probably have stood a sporting chance of beating Carswell, if not in October then at the general election next may. Anyway, most people will surely agree with his endorsement of Gary Scott, a brilliant and hard-working young councillor respected by a lot of people regardless of the party he happens to represent.[/p][/quote]Usual 'haven't got a clue' comment from Boris. I'm absolutely certain Nigel Farage knew exactly what he was doing, sidelining Mr Lord. As for Gary Scott, anyone representing the liberal lefties is a waste of time and space. The Liberal Democrats have added nothing to the government while the coalition has been in power.[/p][/quote]CO6 resident, you clearly haven't got a clue about Alresford or anywhere else in the Tendring area, or you would not make such an ignorant comment about Gary Scott. I told you people vote for him regardless of his party affiliation, so what part of that did you fail to understand? And of course Farage knew what he was doing. He could though have used a bit of elementary courtesy and warned him, in advance, of his decision. But Farage is just a well-spoken yobbo who scorns to be polite, even to a man who has served his party well. He regularly stood for UKIP since long before you ever heard of them (Lord was UKIP parliamentary candidate for Colchester in 1997). Farage obviously treated Lord with absolute contempt, and if we ever have the misfortune to be ruled by UKIP, he will treat us all with the same contempt, even those who voted for his wretched party. Boris
  • Score: -13

3:29pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Boris says...

CO6 resident wrote:
'...and wish Gary Scott, the local county council Liberal candidate, the best of luck...'

Why? It seems as though it was best that Mr lord was sidelined.

On another point, UKIP really ought to change their symbolism if they are to be taken more seriously. The rosette just looks tacky - distinctive, but akin to something the Monster Raving Loony Party would approve of.
Since UKIP is akin to the Monster Raving Loony Party in so many ways, the tacky rosette is entirely appropriate.
[quote][p][bold]CO6 resident[/bold] wrote: '...and wish Gary Scott, the local county council Liberal candidate, the best of luck...' Why? It seems as though it was best that Mr lord was sidelined. On another point, UKIP really ought to change their symbolism if they are to be taken more seriously. The rosette just looks tacky - distinctive, but akin to something the Monster Raving Loony Party would approve of.[/p][/quote]Since UKIP is akin to the Monster Raving Loony Party in so many ways, the tacky rosette is entirely appropriate. Boris
  • Score: -13

3:34pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Boris says...

Shrubendlad wrote:
Mr Lord-think of all the anquish,disappointme

nt and expense that you have avoided.
Go back to the farm and buy a Water Tower-sell it to the Council and make a good profit.
Roger Lord was spotted viewing Jumbo about 10 days before it was auctioned last May. But he was outbid by the dodgy chicken slaughterer. Ore perhaps he was in on that mysterious deal.
[quote][p][bold]Shrubendlad[/bold] wrote: Mr Lord-think of all the anquish,disappointme nt and expense that you have avoided. Go back to the farm and buy a Water Tower-sell it to the Council and make a good profit.[/p][/quote]Roger Lord was spotted viewing Jumbo about 10 days before it was auctioned last May. But he was outbid by the dodgy chicken slaughterer. Ore perhaps he was in on that mysterious deal. Boris
  • Score: -25

4:02pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Hamiltonandy says...

If only UKIP had handled it better and talked to Mr Lord before announcing the new representative. He might have quietly accepted the change as the best option.
If only UKIP had handled it better and talked to Mr Lord before announcing the new representative. He might have quietly accepted the change as the best option. Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 6

5:49pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
If only UKIP had handled it better and talked to Mr Lord before announcing the new representative. He might have quietly accepted the change as the best option.
Andy/
You are far too civilised.
Farage is on an ego trip-We are about to suffer 2 years of political disruption before it all settles down again. Everybody returning to their little boxes-Little boxes all the same.
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: If only UKIP had handled it better and talked to Mr Lord before announcing the new representative. He might have quietly accepted the change as the best option.[/p][/quote]Andy/ You are far too civilised. Farage is on an ego trip-We are about to suffer 2 years of political disruption before it all settles down again. Everybody returning to their little boxes-Little boxes all the same. Shrubendlad
  • Score: -12

10:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Dream Weaver says...

Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge.

I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.
Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge. I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future. Dream Weaver
  • Score: 15

10:31pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Dream Weaver says...

Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge.

I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.
Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge. I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future. Dream Weaver
  • Score: 6

11:52pm Wed 3 Sep 14

Dream Weaver says...

Interesting to see this elsewhere in the Gazette:
"New poll shows Carswell will gain 56 percent of Clacton by-election vote"

I reckon this will be history in the making and will be good for not only Clacton but also the country. A Carswell/ UKIP win will give the town a tremendous boost on a national basis.

The Tories haven't performed, Labour lack credibility and the LibDems are finished!
Interesting to see this elsewhere in the Gazette: "New poll shows Carswell will gain 56 percent of Clacton by-election vote" I reckon this will be history in the making and will be good for not only Clacton but also the country. A Carswell/ UKIP win will give the town a tremendous boost on a national basis. The Tories haven't performed, Labour lack credibility and the LibDems are finished! Dream Weaver
  • Score: 11

12:32am Thu 4 Sep 14

Boris says...

Dream Weaver wrote:
Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge.

I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.
Anyone voting for UKIP is behaving disgracefully. Don't vote for that sackful of snakes. Read what Roger Lord said to the E A D T and you will see that he is more sinned against than sinning.
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[quote][p][bold]Dream Weaver[/bold] wrote: Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge. I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.[/p][/quote]Anyone voting for UKIP is behaving disgracefully. Don't vote for that sackful of snakes. Read what Roger Lord said to the E A D T and you will see that he is more sinned against than sinning. http://www.eadt.co.u k/news/politics-old/ essex_ukip_county_co uncillor_roger_lord_ resigns_after_being_ deselected_as_clacto n_election_candidate _1_3755662 Boris
  • Score: -16

8:24am Thu 4 Sep 14

Hamiltonandy says...

I usually vote for UKIP as a protest against smug politicians and as there is no choice "none of the above". Never expected any to get elected...
I usually vote for UKIP as a protest against smug politicians and as there is no choice "none of the above". Never expected any to get elected... Hamiltonandy
  • Score: 5

1:55pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Reginald47 says...

Dream Weaver wrote:
Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge. I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.
If you like and support someone like Carswell and his boss Farage who stabbed his so-called friend Lord in the back without any conscience then that says more about UKIP and you than it does about Roger Lord.
[quote][p][bold]Dream Weaver[/bold] wrote: Roger Lord behaved disgracefully. He wanted his 15 mins of fame. He bears a grudge. I voted Tory in 2010, but never again. The country is in a far worse state now than it was then. I remain very impressed with Douglas Carswell. UKIP gets my vote in future.[/p][/quote]If you like and support someone like Carswell and his boss Farage who stabbed his so-called friend Lord in the back without any conscience then that says more about UKIP and you than it does about Roger Lord. Reginald47
  • Score: -6

4:53pm Thu 4 Sep 14

Shrubendlad says...

Hamiltonandy wrote:
I usually vote for UKIP as a protest against smug politicians and as there is no choice "none of the above". Never expected any to get elected...
Very good Andy.
I think that applies to 99% of Lib Dem supporters as well!
[quote][p][bold]Hamiltonandy[/bold] wrote: I usually vote for UKIP as a protest against smug politicians and as there is no choice "none of the above". Never expected any to get elected...[/p][/quote]Very good Andy. I think that applies to 99% of Lib Dem supporters as well! Shrubendlad
  • Score: 0

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