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East Lancs UKIP councillor denies ‘defecting’ within hour

Lancashire Telegraph: Malcolm Pritchard and his daughter Clare before their fall-out Malcolm Pritchard and his daughter Clare before their fall-out

ONE of East Lancashire’s first UKIP councillors has denied suggestions he ‘defected’ within an hour of ousting his daughter from her council seat.

Former mayor and county councillor Malcolm Pritchard was elected in Miln-shaw on Friday, just days after reporting daughter Clare for alleged electoral fraud, and a year after he disowned her for taking his seat on the county council.

But, after an interview with a local radio station, during which Coun Prit-chard said he was free to act independently within UKIP because there are no party whips, rumour spread that he had jumped ship.

A whip is an official who works to maintain party discipline, and to ensure party members vote for party policy.

Hyndburn MP Graham Jones said on Twitter: “First UKIP defector? Coun Malcolm Pritchard just announced on BBC Radio Lancs he has res-igned and gone independ-ent after 50 minutes.”

Mr Jones’ message was retweeted almost 950 times on the micro-blogging site, and led to calls for Coun Pritchard to stand down, and for a by-election to be triggered.

But Coun Pritchard, who said he was unhappy to have won the election after beating Clare by 112 votes, said the rumours were not true.

“I’m not standing indep-endently, I’m UKIP, UKIP, UKIP,” he said.

“I am 100per cent behind UKIP.

“The party’s Hyndburn chairman Paul Thompson and I will do our best for UKIP in Hyndburn, but we will also do the best for people in Milnshaw and (Mr Thompson’s ward) St Oswald’s.”

BBC Lancashire later posted online a segment of its interview with Coun Pritchard, during which he said: “I will look at ind-ependent policy because there is no whip in UKIP, we are all independents, and all I want to do is work for the good of Milnshaw.

“I will do what I want to do in Milnshaw. I’ve alw-ays put people before pol-itics.

“People want to see a good town and good area. That’s what I did before, and that’s what I’ll do again.”

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3:17pm Wed 28 May 14

midas says...

Now why would Mr Jones tweet something as misleding as that? Stil smarting?
Now why would Mr Jones tweet something as misleding as that? Stil smarting? midas
  • Score: 4

5:17pm Wed 28 May 14

moxhie says...

Pritchard said he was independent .

On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party .

What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ?

UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU .

To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording .

For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors .

Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent .

You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .
Pritchard said he was independent . On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party . What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ? UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU . To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording . For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors . Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent . You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out . moxhie
  • Score: 7

5:49pm Wed 28 May 14

Doug Spencer says...

moxhie wrote:
Pritchard said he was independent .

On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party .

What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ?

UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU .

To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording .

For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors .

Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent .

You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .
Moxhie,

UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.
[quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: Pritchard said he was independent . On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party . What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ? UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU . To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording . For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors . Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent . You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .[/p][/quote]Moxhie, UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party. Doug Spencer
  • Score: -2

7:04pm Wed 28 May 14

moxhie says...

Doug Spencer wrote:
moxhie wrote:
Pritchard said he was independent .

On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party .

What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ?

UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU .

To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording .

For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors .

Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent .

You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .
Moxhie,

UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.
You are wrong .

In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas .

For example this is the link for the one for Manchester .

http://www.messenger
newspapers.co.uk/new
s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma
nifesto_for_Manchest
er/?ref=var_0

You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward .
[quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: Pritchard said he was independent . On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party . What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ? UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU . To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording . For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors . Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent . You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .[/p][/quote]Moxhie, UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.[/p][/quote]You are wrong . In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas . For example this is the link for the one for Manchester . http://www.messenger newspapers.co.uk/new s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma nifesto_for_Manchest er/?ref=var_0 You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward . moxhie
  • Score: 3

8:46pm Wed 28 May 14

Doug Spencer says...

moxhie wrote:
Doug Spencer wrote:
moxhie wrote:
Pritchard said he was independent .

On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party .

What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ?

UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU .

To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording .

For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors .

Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent .

You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .
Moxhie,

UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.
You are wrong .

In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas .

For example this is the link for the one for Manchester .

http://www.messenger

newspapers.co.uk/new

s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma

nifesto_for_Manchest

er/?ref=var_0

You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward .
Sorry Moxhie, I'm not wrong. I was a potential candidate for UKIP in last years County Council elections and it was stressed that if elected, we were independents and therefore able to represent the people rather than a party. I am not defending anything or anyone, I just know how UKIP work in local politics.
The link you have posted doesn't seem to be working, so I can't comment on that.
Seems to me that you are either a bitter losing candidate or someone who believes that local people should be represented by a party rather than a person. Personally I vote for the person I believe will best represent my area. Rather unfortunate for a UKIP supporting/ Right wing Tory, I voted for a Labour candidate in the local elections as both the Labour Councillors we have in Stacksteads are brilliant and fight for our area before fighting for their party.
[quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: Pritchard said he was independent . On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party . What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ? UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU . To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording . For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors . Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent . You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .[/p][/quote]Moxhie, UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.[/p][/quote]You are wrong . In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas . For example this is the link for the one for Manchester . http://www.messenger newspapers.co.uk/new s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma nifesto_for_Manchest er/?ref=var_0 You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward .[/p][/quote]Sorry Moxhie, I'm not wrong. I was a potential candidate for UKIP in last years County Council elections and it was stressed that if elected, we were independents and therefore able to represent the people rather than a party. I am not defending anything or anyone, I just know how UKIP work in local politics. The link you have posted doesn't seem to be working, so I can't comment on that. Seems to me that you are either a bitter losing candidate or someone who believes that local people should be represented by a party rather than a person. Personally I vote for the person I believe will best represent my area. Rather unfortunate for a UKIP supporting/ Right wing Tory, I voted for a Labour candidate in the local elections as both the Labour Councillors we have in Stacksteads are brilliant and fight for our area before fighting for their party. Doug Spencer
  • Score: 0

8:59pm Wed 28 May 14

mavrick says...

I found it very disturbing that allegations of fraud against his own daughter just happened to come to light the day before the election, I hope LET were not aware of this allegation prior to this. It does seem a little coincidental. But it does show how desperate this man is and how low he will sink to be electected, The people of Milnshaw who voted for him deserve him, In defence of Clare pritchard she fought tooth and nail to save the services at Accrington Victoria. Where was UKIP? who incidently want you to pay to see your GP, oh they forgot to mention that and a few things more. If the Peppa pig party is standing in the next election let's see if Malcom will stand for them as well.
I found it very disturbing that allegations of fraud against his own daughter just happened to come to light the day before the election, I hope LET were not aware of this allegation prior to this. It does seem a little coincidental. But it does show how desperate this man is and how low he will sink to be electected, The people of Milnshaw who voted for him deserve him, In defence of Clare pritchard she fought tooth and nail to save the services at Accrington Victoria. Where was UKIP? who incidently want you to pay to see your GP, oh they forgot to mention that and a few things more. If the Peppa pig party is standing in the next election let's see if Malcom will stand for them as well. mavrick
  • Score: 10

8:20am Thu 29 May 14

moxhie says...

Doug Spencer wrote:
moxhie wrote:
Doug Spencer wrote:
moxhie wrote:
Pritchard said he was independent .

On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party .

What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ?

UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU .

To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording .

For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors .

Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent .

You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .
Moxhie,

UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.
You are wrong .

In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas .

For example this is the link for the one for Manchester .

http://www.messenger


newspapers.co.uk/new


s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma


nifesto_for_Manchest


er/?ref=var_0

You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward .
Sorry Moxhie, I'm not wrong. I was a potential candidate for UKIP in last years County Council elections and it was stressed that if elected, we were independents and therefore able to represent the people rather than a party. I am not defending anything or anyone, I just know how UKIP work in local politics.
The link you have posted doesn't seem to be working, so I can't comment on that.
Seems to me that you are either a bitter losing candidate or someone who believes that local people should be represented by a party rather than a person. Personally I vote for the person I believe will best represent my area. Rather unfortunate for a UKIP supporting/ Right wing Tory, I voted for a Labour candidate in the local elections as both the Labour Councillors we have in Stacksteads are brilliant and fight for our area before fighting for their party.
UKIP manifesto for Hillingdon :-

http://www.ukiphilli
ngdon.com/?page_id=1
2293

UKIP manifesto for Bexley :-

http://www.ukip-bexl
ey.com/#!ukip-bexley
-news/ctd2

If the links don't work then just Google them yourself and you will find these UKIP manifestos .

I don't think the electorate are so daft as to think that a councillor elected as a UKIP councillor will not be expected to follow UKIP policies when it gets some .
[quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Doug Spencer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moxhie[/bold] wrote: Pritchard said he was independent . On Accrington Web he called UKIP the UK INDEPENDENT Party . What sort of a politician is he if he doesn't know the correct name for the party in whose name he stood ? UKIP=UK Independence Party , referring to independence of the UK from the EU . To suit his agenda Pritchard twists the words , or rather changes the wording . For him UKIP=UK INDEPENDENT Party , meaning a party for Independent councillors . Do the decent thing Mr Pritchard and resign , and stand in a bye-election in the Milnsaw ward as an Independent . You have cheated the voters of Milnshaw ward , so let them put matters right and kick you out .[/p][/quote]Moxhie, UKIP do not have any policies for local Government and Malcolm Pritchard is acting fully within UKIP rules. There is no need for him to resign as ALL UKIP Councillors are independents but stand under the UKIP flag. Personally, I think this is the best policy. You get an independent Councillor who actually wants to represent YOU and not a party.[/p][/quote]You are wrong . In the local elections UKIP published manifestos for local govenment areas . For example this is the link for the one for Manchester . http://www.messenger newspapers.co.uk/new s/10986572.UKIP_s_Ma nifesto_for_Manchest er/?ref=var_0 You are attempting to defend the undefensible i.e. Pritchards shameful behaviour towards the people of the Milnshaw ward .[/p][/quote]Sorry Moxhie, I'm not wrong. I was a potential candidate for UKIP in last years County Council elections and it was stressed that if elected, we were independents and therefore able to represent the people rather than a party. I am not defending anything or anyone, I just know how UKIP work in local politics. The link you have posted doesn't seem to be working, so I can't comment on that. Seems to me that you are either a bitter losing candidate or someone who believes that local people should be represented by a party rather than a person. Personally I vote for the person I believe will best represent my area. Rather unfortunate for a UKIP supporting/ Right wing Tory, I voted for a Labour candidate in the local elections as both the Labour Councillors we have in Stacksteads are brilliant and fight for our area before fighting for their party.[/p][/quote]UKIP manifesto for Hillingdon :- http://www.ukiphilli ngdon.com/?page_id=1 2293 UKIP manifesto for Bexley :- http://www.ukip-bexl ey.com/#!ukip-bexley -news/ctd2 If the links don't work then just Google them yourself and you will find these UKIP manifestos . I don't think the electorate are so daft as to think that a councillor elected as a UKIP councillor will not be expected to follow UKIP policies when it gets some . moxhie
  • Score: 3

5:20pm Thu 29 May 14

wilddog says...

If thats the case then the good people have been mislead about ukip and thats fraud?
If thats the case then the good people have been mislead about ukip and thats fraud? wilddog
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Sun 1 Jun 14

maxcollie says...

mavrick wrote:
I found it very disturbing that allegations of fraud against his own daughter just happened to come to light the day before the election, I hope LET were not aware of this allegation prior to this. It does seem a little coincidental. But it does show how desperate this man is and how low he will sink to be electected, The people of Milnshaw who voted for him deserve him, In defence of Clare pritchard she fought tooth and nail to save the services at Accrington Victoria. Where was UKIP? who incidently want you to pay to see your GP, oh they forgot to mention that and a few things more. If the Peppa pig party is standing in the next election let's see if Malcom will stand for them as well.
If he can get honours for it , he will stand for Peppa Pig Party
[quote][p][bold]mavrick[/bold] wrote: I found it very disturbing that allegations of fraud against his own daughter just happened to come to light the day before the election, I hope LET were not aware of this allegation prior to this. It does seem a little coincidental. But it does show how desperate this man is and how low he will sink to be electected, The people of Milnshaw who voted for him deserve him, In defence of Clare pritchard she fought tooth and nail to save the services at Accrington Victoria. Where was UKIP? who incidently want you to pay to see your GP, oh they forgot to mention that and a few things more. If the Peppa pig party is standing in the next election let's see if Malcom will stand for them as well.[/p][/quote]If he can get honours for it , he will stand for Peppa Pig Party maxcollie
  • Score: 0

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