THE FORMER chairman of Stratford UKIP has resigned from the party.
Edward Fila – who stood for UKIP in the 2015 general election and has since stood in county and district elections – says he has now decided to follow The Brexit Party, which is headed by former UKIP leader Nigel Farage.
Mr Fila told the Observer he made the decision due to the number of parties campaigning to leave the European Union.
He said: “It is my opinion The Brexit Party will coalesce the leave vote for both the European elections – which we will be fighting – and the general election, which is probably closer than many of us might think, more strongly than any of the other parties currently involved.
“Times have changed and the rise of The Brexit Party and its perceived influence in our politics has led to my decision.
“I look forward to being of service to the people of Stratford district should it be required.”