UKIP MEP, cllr Tim Aker has outlined his plans for UKIP to take over Thurrock Council at the council elections next May.
He detailed his ambitions on a recent platform where he was endorsing Peter Whittle AM for the national leadership of UKIP.
Cllr Aker is a local government spokesperson for the beleaguered party.
His speech centred on a number of local issues such as housing as well as focussing on immigration. He also reflected on the general election.
Cllr Aker said: “There is a massive opportunity for us. We go in defying our biggest tranche of seats. I will not go down without a fight.
“We can do it. We can win. If the 10,122 people who voted Ukip in the General election, come out and vote in 2018, then we will be the largest party.
“Our guiding principle must be, who will look after you, it must be UKIP.”
There may be one or two raised eyebrows at that last remark as cllr Aker only appeared at the general election count on the night of June 9th for five minutes and did not
take his place at the return. He has also not appeared at the last two Thurrock Council meetings due to “long standing commitments”
But with a pledge to be back in September it looks like Thurrock Ukip hope to play a full role in Thurrock politics over the next eight months.