The former Lib Dem Mayor of Eastleigh who has quit that party and joined UKIP is now urging the people of Eastleigh to vote for Diane James in the upcoming by-election.
Glynn Davies-Dear worked as constituency caseworker for LibDem MP David Chidgey but has now ripped up his Lib Dem membership card and thrown his support behind Diane in the February 28 poll.
Mr Davies-Dear has served for 20 years a Lib Dem borough councillor and 12 years as a county councillor. His great uncle was a Labour Party MP in Wales.
He said: “Why did I leave the LibDems? I left in disgust at the lies and the broken promises. The Liberal Democrats no longer care about the people, they only care about themselves.
“I have looked around for a party which still believes in representing the people. The only party that I could find was UKIP. That is why I have given them my support.”
Joining Mr Davies -Dear on this journey to UKIP membership is another ex-Lib Dem Andy Moore, who served as a borough councillor in Eastleigh for three terms. Mr Moore said he was "sick of the self-serving corruption which now riddles the Lib Dem party" and was now joining UKIP.
He added: "I want to represent the people and I want tell them the truth about what our town needs."
To help in Eastleigh, there is no need to call in advance, simply turn up at the Campaign Office, 38 Market St, Eastleigh SO50 5RA any day, including weekends, anytime between 8am and 8pm.
Speaking after the announcement of the pair's new membership, UKIP candidate Diane James said: “I am thrilled to have them on board. UKIP is a growing force in Eastleigh, providing a real alternative. The reaction on the street has been fantastic, we are going to cause a real upset. I am raising the bar and I am not getting personal or dirty. Enough is enough, we want an EU referendum, an end to uncontrolled immigration and integrity in politics.”
Pictured above is UKIP Eastleigh candidate Diane James with Party Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall MEP (right), Glynn Davies-Dear (left) and Andy Moore.