UKIP councillor who called for NHS privatisation ‘resigns’ in ‘politically cynical’ move


Samuel Fletcher, the UKIP councillor for Keighley who tweeted last year that “I would completely scrap the NHS and require everyone to take out private health insurance” has announced his resignation from the party.

However, it seems that this is a lie. He is on record as stating that he has not formally resigned from UKIP but hopes for re-election as an Independent during council elections in May, after which he would retake the UKIP whip.

According to Right of Centre, “The stated reason for Sam Fletcher’s resignation from UKIP is that he has embarrassed the party over his views on the NHS… Samuel seemingly fell on his sword in order to no longer embarrass UKIP.

“However, Sam Fletcher has been telling people online that his ‘resignation’ is a politically cynical move. He has admitted on Facebook ‘I had a plan right from the word go before I left UKIP.’ He further elaborated on his plan saying ‘I haven’t actually formally resigned from UKIP. I am going back after the elections in May.’


It seems the citizens of Keighley need to be told about this menace to democracy.

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  1. Mr.Angry February 2, 2015 at 12:58 pm - Reply

    My oh my! what a handsome chappy looks like he is just getting over a bout of cryptosporadia. Would you want his ilk in a government?

  2. aussieeh February 2, 2015 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    I don’t know about getting over a bout, he looks as though he would be responsible for giving you a dose of the squities. He certainly gives me the impression of someone I would not like to turn my back on. I wonder what his other face looks like. Talk about two faced contempt.

  3. wildswimmerpete February 2, 2015 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Looking at his eyes the upstairs lights fused years ago. I wonder if Mumsie still ties his shoelaces?

  4. aussieeh February 3, 2015 at 8:55 am - Reply

    He looks as though he knows the same people as Gideon Osborne, possibly the same batch that Gideon had the other week

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