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Former Lib Dem candidate joins UKIP in Malling

25 May 2014
by Alan Smith

Garry Harrison has converted to UKIP

Garry Harrison has converted to UKIP

Following on from the UKIP’s dramatic success at the polls last Thursday, the party is continuing to attract converts.

Now a prominent Liberal Democrat has declared for UKIP.

Garry Harrison of Chapman Way, East Malling, is a councillor on East Malling and Larkfield Parish Council.

He had been a member of the Liberal Democrats for 20 years and for two years served as the vice-chairman of the Medway branch of the party. He also twice stood as a Lib Dem candidate for the Medway Unitary Authority, standing unsuccessfully in their Gillingham North and River Wards.

He said: “I realise now that the sooner we get out of Europe the better - and UKIP is the only party who speaks for my views.”

Mr Harrison said he was fed up with “cheap jibes” that the party was anti-immigrant.

He said: “We will improve life for everyone in the UK - including our immigrants”.

Mr Harrison is divorced, but his former wife was an immigrant from Kosovo.

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