Thanet is the only council in Britain under UKIP control. Here council leader Chris Wells explains the party’s purpose by launching a blistering attack on previous Conservative and Labour Party administrations. After the meeting Labour’s Iris Johnston accused Wells of distorting the truth about her, while Tory leader Bob Bayford pointed out that Wells was until recently a senior member of the Conservative council he attacked in his speech.
During the election of last year UKIP made much of promising to reopen Manston Airport. But now they seem happy to see it closed. Chris Wells hasn’t ruled out running for leader of UKIP.