Tim Aker to remain a UKIP MEP and a member of the new Thurrock Independents

TIM Aker has confirmed that despite becoming a member of the new breakaway party, the Thurrock Independents Party, he will continue to remain an Member of the European Party (MEP).

Aveley and Uplands councillor, Tim Aker, spoke to the Westmonster website.http://www.westmonster.com:

He said: “UKIP has a job to do in the European Parliament in seeing we get the Brexit we voted for. I will stay as a UKIP MEP. But to better represent my constituents in Aveley, I had no choice but to follow my colleagues and represent the Thurrock Independents.

“We are one seat away from taking control of the council and bringing real change to our borough.”

The news has led to a large number of questions that we hope to get answered (eventually). YT understands that a number of the former UKIP councillors work for Tim Aker. So, we wondered if the four or five (possibly) members of a party that has just broken away from UKIP, still work for UKIP?

5 Responses to "Tim Aker to remain a UKIP MEP and a member of the new Thurrock Independents"

  1. Catching the Bus   January 26, 2018 at 6:03 pm

    TRAITOR

  2. thurrocksgonedownhill   January 28, 2018 at 9:43 am

    TIM, you have to resign and fight whatever election on your own merits. Don’t just stay in position for the money, we have to many politicians doing that.
    That said, that is exactly the reason we need to get out of Europe now. Don’t be part of the problem.

  3. Ed   January 28, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    A quick look at UKIPs Constitution finds that Tim will have his UKIP membership revoked forthwith:-

    Revocation of membership

    4.3 If, after becoming a member of the Party, a person

    a) joins another political party (whether registered with the Electoral Commission or not) or any organisation membership of which the NEC has declared to be incompatible with membership of the Party; or
    b) without the authority of the NEC, sets up or has set up or has aided and abetted the setting up of another political party, whether registered with the Electoral Commission or not; or
    c) is later found already to be a member or former member of another political party or organisation membership of which the NEC has declared to be incompatible with membership of the Party; or
    d) stands against a UKIP candidate in any election; or
    e) is found to be a person who has been expelled from the Party

    the Party Chairman shall revoke their membership forthwith. Any person whose membership is revoked under this Article may appeal against that decision within 28 days of notification thereof being sent to him. Such an appeal shall then be heard within a reasonable time by a panel composed either of the Party Secretary and two elected members of the NEC or, at the discretion of the Party Secretary, by the Party Secretary and two persons independent of the Party.

  4. Ed   January 28, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Another quick look at UKIPs constitution finds this gem – you can’t have your cake and eat it former UKIP members working for UKIP:-

    Employment

    3.7.1 All persons employed as described in Article 3.5 (c) hereof or who are employed by any person elected to any public body as a UK Independence Party candidate at the time of the coming into force of this Constitution shall certify that they are not a person who comes within the ambit of Article 4.2.1 or 4.2.2 below. This requirement shall only apply to those who commence employment on the date of or after the coming into force of this constitution.

    3.7.2 It shall be a condition of employment that no person so employed as described in Article 3.7.1 hereof may be a person who has been excluded from membership by virtue of rules made under Article 4.2.1 or Article 4.2.2 below. Such a condition shall expressly form part of their contract of employment. All such employees shall, before taking up employment, acknowledge in writing that they agree to be bound by the terms of this constitution that relate to such employment. This requirement shall only apply to those who commence employment on the date of or after the coming into force of this constitution.

    3.7.3 For the avoidance of doubt, it is the purpose of the restrictions against employment of persons who have been excluded from membership by virtue of rules made under Article 4.2.1 or Article 4.2.2 below to prevent the reputation of the Party from being damaged in any way whatsoever by such persons infiltrating the Party and being associated in any way with the Party. Nothing, however, in this Constitution shall prevent such persons supporting or making donations to the party.

  5. Ed   January 28, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Those wanting to see UKIPs Constitution can find it here:- http://www.ukip.org/the_constitution

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