Ellesmere Tory defects to UKIP
June 12 2012
DEFECTION TO UKIP
A leading local Conservative has resigned from the party and joined UKIP.
Nick Lacey was Deputy Chairman of the Ellesmere Port and Neston Association with responsibility for membership and finance.
Announcing his resignation Mr Lacey, who lives with his wife, Pamela, in the Whitby area of Ellesmere Port, explained, “The Conservative Party has irretrievably lost its way and sadly I see no prospect of reform.”
Mr Lacey was a member of the Conservative Party for 30 years and when he lived in Portsmouth held a number of positions in the Party and also served on Portsmouth City Council.
“I decided to leave simply because I no longer recognise the Party that it has become – it is failing to clear up Labour’s legacy, failing to stand up to the LibDems and failing to lead the country in the way it should”, said Mr Lacey.
“When I looked through the UKIP manifesto I found myself agreeing with their policies and realised that with a full range of policies. It is far from the single issue party it used to be and is fit to govern at all levels.
“I want to do what I can for UKIP, for Ellesmere Port and for my country and having spoken at length with the North West Chairman Philip Griffiths I am confident that I have made the right decision,” said Mr Lacey, a former businessman.