Bexley councillor says: 'It’s good our constituents did not fall completely for the seduction of UKIP'

News Shopper: 'It’s good Bexley did not fall completely for the seduction of UKIP' 'It’s good Bexley did not fall completely for the seduction of UKIP'

A Bexley councillor has said he is glad the voters did not fall “completely for the seduction of UKIP”.

Last week’s election result showed the controversial party gaining momentum in the borough.

They won three seats, the Conservatives got 45, Labour won 15 and the Lib Dems were in the doldrums with none at all.

Councillor Gareth Bacon, who was re-elected to the Longlands ward with 21 per cent of the vote, told News Shopper: “It’s good our constituents did not fall completely for the seduction of UKIP.

“It is also great they trusted us to look after them for the next four years. It will be a challenge but we are up for that.

“It was obviously good to get re-elected - we have worked very hard for a long time.

“After the last few months, I’m looking forward to finally getting some sleep and catching up on some domestic tasks.”

Labour Councillor Seán Newman, who was re-elected in Belvedere, with 15 per cent of the vote, said he wanted to modernise the council.

News Shopper: Supporter - Councillor Seán Newman

He said: "It's a privilege to have been re-elected.

“I look forward to serving the people of Belvedere and Bexley, standing up with them against this out-of-touch Conservative council and working with all our residents to find ways to make Bexley better."

UKIP was the biggest winner in Bexley while the Lib Dems were the biggest losers.

The enthusiasm for the Tories reduced slightly for Bexley residents as they lost seven seats from the 2010 election and overall votes were down three per cent.

However they retained a significant overall majority with 45 seats to Labour’s 15 – meaning the Conservatives still have a majority of more than 70 per cent of seats in the council.

Support for the Lib Dems plummeted by around 11 per cent of votes in 2010 to just two per cent.

They trailed in fifth behind the BNP.

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4:04pm Tue 27 May 14

Witchkid says...

The reason why UKIP didn't get many votes in Bexley is, I suspect, because a large percentage of residents are immigrants.
The reason why UKIP didn't get many votes in Bexley is, I suspect, because a large percentage of residents are immigrants. Witchkid
  • Score: 32

4:17pm Tue 27 May 14

white rabbit9 says...

Bexley is a conservative area is it not?
Bexley is a conservative area is it not? white rabbit9
  • Score: -60

5:15pm Tue 27 May 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

The Euro votes for UKIP in Bexley were 37% of the poll.

Don't get to comfortable mate - they will have you out next time unless you are going to take action on our overcrowded country. Like making sure your council does not use agencies that ONLY recruit from overseas, while Britain's young people are scratching around for work and experience.

That is the message from the voters to the politicians.
The Euro votes for UKIP in Bexley were 37% of the poll. Don't get to comfortable mate - they will have you out next time unless you are going to take action on our overcrowded country. Like making sure your council does not use agencies that ONLY recruit from overseas, while Britain's young people are scratching around for work and experience. That is the message from the voters to the politicians. The Fozziest of Bears
  • Score: 21

10:20pm Tue 27 May 14

Lady Boy Erastusia says...

In the euro elections the south of Bexley, a Tory stronghold voted for ukip. In the north labours vote held off ukip. So how does Mr Bacon think that.... Ukip only fielded a few candidates that's why the overall percentage was low. And facing facts both havering And Bexley prefer ukip. Check the London election website. And if the Tories are so popular how come 1 man with no party gets over 700 votes. And finally where is cllr Taylor now - the man behind social services. That is reality. Mr Bacon sounds bonkers to say this
In the euro elections the south of Bexley, a Tory stronghold voted for ukip. In the north labours vote held off ukip. So how does Mr Bacon think that.... Ukip only fielded a few candidates that's why the overall percentage was low. And facing facts both havering And Bexley prefer ukip. Check the London election website. And if the Tories are so popular how come 1 man with no party gets over 700 votes. And finally where is cllr Taylor now - the man behind social services. That is reality. Mr Bacon sounds bonkers to say this Lady Boy Erastusia
  • Score: 6

8:21am Wed 28 May 14

HearTheFacts says...

Mr Bacon at it again, what an idiot he is. The lies that he along with his fellow Tories, got them elected on. However in Thamesmead, the Tories held out the white flag of surrender. Very little campaigning by the Tories here, should I say CON for conservative.

What council claiming to be cycling friendly, but is anything but. Putting rubbish bins in cycle lanes, thats Bexley Council controlled by the Tories.
Mr Bacon at it again, what an idiot he is. The lies that he along with his fellow Tories, got them elected on. However in Thamesmead, the Tories held out the white flag of surrender. Very little campaigning by the Tories here, should I say CON for conservative. What council claiming to be cycling friendly, but is anything but. Putting rubbish bins in cycle lanes, thats Bexley Council controlled by the Tories. HearTheFacts
  • Score: -7

9:51am Wed 28 May 14

ankleswinger says...

gypo joe is now worrying that closet racists are voting ukip when he posts under a highly offensive and racist user name! lol love winding up the turd! lovl
gypo joe is now worrying that closet racists are voting ukip when he posts under a highly offensive and racist user name! lol love winding up the turd! lovl ankleswinger
  • Score: 27

11:05am Wed 28 May 14

UKIPBexley says...

The reson we "only" got 12% of the vote is because we had just 19 canidates taking the 12%. The other parties had 63 canidates. You do the maths.

We think it will be very close next year.

Yes we took 37% of the Euro vote but let's look at the locals.

If you look at the wards UKIP stood, the average per party was as follows
Bexleyheath and Crayford - UKIP 14%, Tories 16%, Labour 11%
Old Bexley and Sidcup - UKIP 13% Tories 18% Labour 8%
Erith and Thamesmead - UKIP 13% Tories 12% Labour 18%

Of course lack of canidates was our fault entirely, however the outlook was not as bleak as Bexley council and it's Cllrs might want you to think.

Regards,
UKIPBexley
@UKIPBexley
UKIPBexley@gmail.com

www.UKIP-Bexley.co.u
k
The reson we "only" got 12% of the vote is because we had just 19 canidates taking the 12%. The other parties had 63 canidates. You do the maths. We think it will be very close next year. Yes we took 37% of the Euro vote but let's look at the locals. If you look at the wards UKIP stood, the average per party was as follows Bexleyheath and Crayford - UKIP 14%, Tories 16%, Labour 11% Old Bexley and Sidcup - UKIP 13% Tories 18% Labour 8% Erith and Thamesmead - UKIP 13% Tories 12% Labour 18% Of course lack of canidates was our fault entirely, however the outlook was not as bleak as Bexley council and it's Cllrs might want you to think. Regards, UKIPBexley @UKIPBexley UKIPBexley@gmail.com www.UKIP-Bexley.co.u k UKIPBexley
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Wed 28 May 14

Crayman says...

Had UKIP put someone up in Crayford I'd have voted for them. The Tories in Bexley are summed up by the out of touch way they run the council for their own benefit.
Had UKIP put someone up in Crayford I'd have voted for them. The Tories in Bexley are summed up by the out of touch way they run the council for their own benefit. Crayman
  • Score: 20

2:38pm Wed 28 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

@UKIPBexley, I was going to post a question to you but I took the time to look at the parties web site and read through your rules.

This from UKIPs rule book.

" I.6 Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, the National Front, the UK First party, the English Defence League, the British Freedom Party and the Britain First Party (or any other parties or organisations later added to the proscribed list). Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded. By making an application for membership, the applicant certifies that he is not and has never been a member of either of these parties."

I have to say I'm pleased and a little surprised.
@UKIPBexley, I was going to post a question to you but I took the time to look at the parties web site and read through your rules. This from UKIPs rule book. " I.6 Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, the National Front, the UK First party, the English Defence League, the British Freedom Party and the Britain First Party (or any other parties or organisations later added to the proscribed list). Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded. By making an application for membership, the applicant certifies that he is not and has never been a member of either of these parties." I have to say I'm pleased and a little surprised. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 0

8:45pm Wed 28 May 14

goldenbroomboy says...

Bromleys patrician Tories look down on Ukip as a bunch of Oiks. Bexley Tories are quite different. When you have Tory councillors whose idea of a cultural night out is stripdancers in a pub, you don't need Ukip.
Bromleys patrician Tories look down on Ukip as a bunch of Oiks. Bexley Tories are quite different. When you have Tory councillors whose idea of a cultural night out is stripdancers in a pub, you don't need Ukip. goldenbroomboy
  • Score: 5

11:47am Thu 29 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Strange our resident BNP trolls have nothing to say. UKIP don't want you, online activists who dish out the Voice of Freedom or morons who stood for election for them either Tony boi.

In words you understand FO !!
Strange our resident BNP trolls have nothing to say. UKIP don't want you, online activists who dish out the Voice of Freedom or morons who stood for election for them either Tony boi. In words you understand FO !! Gypo.Joe
  • Score: -113

11:38am Fri 30 May 14

ms day says...

The Fozziest of Bears wrote:
The Euro votes for UKIP in Bexley were 37% of the poll.

Don't get to comfortable mate - they will have you out next time unless you are going to take action on our overcrowded country. Like making sure your council does not use agencies that ONLY recruit from overseas, while Britain's young people are scratching around for work and experience.

That is the message from the voters to the politicians.
WELL SAID UKIP WILL WIN NEXT TIME
[quote][p][bold]The Fozziest of Bears[/bold] wrote: The Euro votes for UKIP in Bexley were 37% of the poll. Don't get to comfortable mate - they will have you out next time unless you are going to take action on our overcrowded country. Like making sure your council does not use agencies that ONLY recruit from overseas, while Britain's young people are scratching around for work and experience. That is the message from the voters to the politicians.[/p][/quote]WELL SAID UKIP WILL WIN NEXT TIME ms day
  • Score: 9

9:55am Sat 31 May 14

Durham909 says...

Can i be Romanian and still be a member of UKIP? tee hee i think UKIPs member rule book was drawn up in a pub @ lunch time!

I know of many people who are actually members' of many political parties who keep their heads down and find out what is going on! tee hee


It is find of funny UKIP not wanting BNP members' but stole their policies and wanted their votes!


I always find it a bit amusing to hear about certain "rules" from different political parties who say these things as if they are all squeaky clean themselves..........
........>>>>>

I don't suppose "cash for questions/peerages" or "fiddling your expenses" being part of the so called "rules" to make someone a particularly good member of a political party>>>>>> but look how many of these so called established parties have had their members' embroiled in these type of scandals?

What really matters is not the "members' " but what the policies are>>>>

if the "policies" fit the bill then support who you you like!

But as for "rules" i find it very amusing that "gypo joe" sould be concerned about "rules" when he breaks all the T&Cs & "rules" there is on the net! tee hee

I actually would go and do exactly what gypo joe thinks is NOT allowed for the simple reason is that if a "rule breaker" like him can start posting up rules of any particular political party while breaking all the rules on the net, and indicates it is not possible to be members' of multiple political parties, then take up that challenge and prove him wrong! tee hee he he
Can i be Romanian and still be a member of UKIP? tee hee i think UKIPs member rule book was drawn up in a pub @ lunch time! I know of many people who are actually members' of many political parties who keep their heads down and find out what is going on! tee hee It is find of funny UKIP not wanting BNP members' but stole their policies and wanted their votes! I always find it a bit amusing to hear about certain "rules" from different political parties who say these things as if they are all squeaky clean themselves.......... ........>>>>> I don't suppose "cash for questions/peerages" or "fiddling your expenses" being part of the so called "rules" to make someone a particularly good member of a political party>>>>>> but look how many of these so called established parties have had their members' embroiled in these type of scandals? What really matters is not the "members' " but what the policies are>>>> if the "policies" fit the bill then support who you you like! But as for "rules" i find it very amusing that "gypo joe" sould be concerned about "rules" when he breaks all the T&Cs & "rules" there is on the net! tee hee I actually would go and do exactly what gypo joe thinks is NOT allowed for the simple reason is that if a "rule breaker" like him can start posting up rules of any particular political party while breaking all the rules on the net, and indicates it is not possible to be members' of multiple political parties, then take up that challenge and prove him wrong! tee hee he he Durham909
  • Score: 11

10:05am Sat 31 May 14

Durham909 says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
@UKIPBexley, I was going to post a question to you but I took the time to look at the parties web site and read through your rules. This from UKIPs rule book. " I.6 Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, the National Front, the UK First party, the English Defence League, the British Freedom Party and the Britain First Party (or any other parties or organisations later added to the proscribed list). Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded. By making an application for membership, the applicant certifies that he is not and has never been a member of either of these parties." I have to say I'm pleased and a little surprised.
You may be "pleased and a little surprised" but you will also surprised @ how some people can actually do the things you think are beyond them! tee hee he he he 2/10 do you actually think it said anything in the liberal rule book about not molesting little boys' when the late cyril smith was actually doing that as reported in all the newspapers?

Or was there anything in the Labour rule book about NOT starting illegal wars and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people?

The CONservatives reversed their decision on giving the public a straight in or out vote on Europe as they had promised? but as we all know now they didn't give us a straight vote they cancelled it! tee hee >>>>>> rules ahh?

Rules made by the "rulers" for the rules they wish to abide by? tee hee tee hee hee hee
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: @UKIPBexley, I was going to post a question to you but I took the time to look at the parties web site and read through your rules. This from UKIPs rule book. " I.6 Membership is not available to anyone who is or has previously been a member of the British National Party, the National Front, the UK First party, the English Defence League, the British Freedom Party and the Britain First Party (or any other parties or organisations later added to the proscribed list). Any applications made from people who are or have been members of these organisations will be refused, and any subscriptions collected will be refunded. By making an application for membership, the applicant certifies that he is not and has never been a member of either of these parties." I have to say I'm pleased and a little surprised.[/p][/quote]You may be "pleased and a little surprised" but you will also surprised @ how some people can actually do the things you think are beyond them! tee hee he he he 2/10 do you actually think it said anything in the liberal rule book about not molesting little boys' when the late cyril smith was actually doing that as reported in all the newspapers? Or was there anything in the Labour rule book about NOT starting illegal wars and killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people? The CONservatives reversed their decision on giving the public a straight in or out vote on Europe as they had promised? but as we all know now they didn't give us a straight vote they cancelled it! tee hee >>>>>> rules ahh? Rules made by the "rulers" for the rules they wish to abide by? tee hee tee hee hee hee Durham909
  • Score: 8

10:56am Sat 31 May 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Morning Karl, another user name I see, AND still all wound up over me. Well at least you haven't mentioned Erastus or Tom today yet.

Listen up boi, you just like the BNP are irrelevant now. Stick a fork in you, YOU'RE DONE.

Run along now fatty, UKIP don't want your type ( or comb over Tone ) associated with their party.

'ave a nice weekend sonny.

I"M SPARTACUS.

( when ya get brave enough perhaps I'll see ya on FB you ****. )
Morning Karl, another user name I see, AND still all wound up over me. Well at least you haven't mentioned Erastus or Tom today yet. Listen up boi, you just like the BNP are irrelevant now. Stick a fork in you, YOU'RE DONE. Run along now fatty, UKIP don't want your type ( or comb over Tone ) associated with their party. 'ave a nice weekend sonny. I"M SPARTACUS. ( when ya get brave enough perhaps I'll see ya on FB you ****. ) Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 51

8:00pm Sun 1 Jun 14

Lady Boy Erastusia says...

Just learnt from bonkers some news that may please many. Another one leaving the sinking ship. Is the ofsted report due soon on the failures of Bexley's children services. Mark charters is leaving in next few days for the isle of man. With mike ellsmore leaving soon the council will be short of talent. To many who know mark charters, he was close to cllr Taylor. What are they to do for the elderly now? What do ukip think.
Just learnt from bonkers some news that may please many. Another one leaving the sinking ship. Is the ofsted report due soon on the failures of Bexley's children services. Mark charters is leaving in next few days for the isle of man. With mike ellsmore leaving soon the council will be short of talent. To many who know mark charters, he was close to cllr Taylor. What are they to do for the elderly now? What do ukip think. Lady Boy Erastusia
  • Score: 4

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