Former Isle of Wight UKIP candidate stands for MP in General Election

Despite saying last week he would not be running, Mr Pitcher has now said he will stand as an independent candidate, focusing primarily on Brexit

Daryll Pitcher

Former UKIP parliamentary candidate Daryll Pitcher has said today (Thursday) he will stand to become the Isle of Wight MP in the General Election in December.

Despite saying last week he would not be running, Mr Pitcher has now said he will stand as an independent candidate, focusing primarily on Brexit.

Planned to support Brexit candidate
Mr Pitcher, who left UKIP a couple of months ago, said he had planned to support the Isle of Wight’s Brexit Party candidate, Peter Wiltshire.

However, Mr Wiltshire will now not stand after the Brexit Party pulled its candidates in constituencies won by Conservatives in 2017.


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Thursday, 14th November, 2019 10:01am

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8 Comments on "Former Isle of Wight UKIP candidate stands for MP in General Election"

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middling
Mr Wiltshire *is* standing for the Brexit Party, just not on the Isle of Wight. He backed Farage’s betrayal of BXP supporters and suddenly he’s the candidate for Wakefield! Dropped the people of the Isle of Wight like a hot potato. I may not agree with Brexit but the behaviour of both these people is disgusting and it’s good that those Islanders who want the fantasy ‘clean’… Read more »
Mark L Francis

But Mr Wiltshire said he was “not a career politician” on this very blogsite. No doubt he will prove himself right by losing heavily.

Mark L Francis
Farage said that the Boris Johnson Deal (which as I understand it is the May Deal but with 2 borders in Ireland + 1 in the sea) was worse than remaining, it was signing up to be a voluntary colony & now he wants people to vote for it. At least somebody is giving True Beleavers the opportunity to follow their beliefs, rather than betraying them with… Read more »
profoundlife

Silly sod. There’s a place to stand in order to give voice to a political viewpoint, even though one might not win. This is just going to decrease the chances of the very thing he wants to happen! Stop being a fool, man, and withdraw!

Jenny Smart

Good Decision for democracy

trashyisland

Brilliant – so another one to add to the list.

These independents are simply wasting everyone’s time. It’s even a waste of ink putting his name on ballot papers.

He dose have the best chance of getting his deposit back.

oldie

Basically the only credible partys left for Islanders are Tory or Green. (The Labour Party has been utterly destroyed by Corbyn and infighting with his racist, antisemitic Marxists thugs and total incompetence – thank goodness!).

peterj
Your description of Labour belongs only in the fevered mind of a Daily Mail reader or similar. It’s a wonder they do so well despite the lies and vilification they receive daily through the overtly right-wing media. Remind me again which political party has *by far* the largest membership? Thankfully plenty of people can see past the never-ending propaganda onslaught. To think that the Conservative party is… Read more »