Clear spells


19°C | 8°C

Clear spells


20°C | 9°C

Clear spells


21°C | 10°C

Home   Thanet   News   Article

Rivals to UKIP leader Nigel Farage's Kent election bid in Thanet South revealed as Peter Bucklitsch, Piers Wauchope and Elizabeth Jones

20 August 2014
by Paul Francis
A former Liberal Democrat who stood for Thanet South in the general election in 2010 is among four UKIP candidates vying for the nomination.
Peter Bucklitsch stood for the Liberal Democrats in the same seat at the last election - coming third - but has since left the party and joined UKIP.
He is one of four shortlisted by the Thanet South constituency association - including party leader Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage has high hopes for securing a seat in Kent. Picture Jon

Nigel Farage has high hopes for securing a seat in Kent. Picture: Jon Rowley/

The announcement comes ahead of next week's selection meeting for what is among the party's top target seats next year.
Nigel Farage is widely expected to secure the nomination, but has insisted he is not a "shoo-in" for the job.

The other candidates are Piers Wauchope, a Tunbridge Wells councillor and UKIP's candidate in the police and crime commissioner elections in Kent in 2012, and Elizabeth Jones, a family lawyer who joined UKIP in 2010 and contested the West Norwood and Dulwich seat in the same year.

Click here for more news from Thanet.

Click here for more news from around the county.


Forgotten Password?

Forgotten Username?

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments.
Please click here for our house rules.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules.. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email or call 01634 227989.