Cllr Ian Buchanan (left)
By William Mills
On a bright and sunny April afternoon UKIP’s Ian Buchanan flooded Rottingdean with supporters and volunteer helpers in this once safe Brighton Tory stronghold.
Councillor Ian Buchanan, UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Brighton Kemptown and Peacehaven visited Rottingdean Coastal ward for an afternoon of canvassing and was upbeat about his prospects.
Ian Buchanan said;
I think there is all to play for. The electorate are tired of the traditional LibLabCon whose policies have all moved to the centre and therefore you can’t place a piece of tissue paper between them.
I’ve loved Rottingdean every time I’ve visited it since I was a child and my parents used to drive down for the day from our home in Surrey.
The reason UKIP is a like a breath of fresh air to our voters is that we have open and transparent policies that relate to ordinary people. UKIP listens to their concerns and the manifesto reflects this.
Asked why did he think the people of Rottingdean were warming to you?
The people are realising that UKIP will fight for a better allocation of the adult social services budget than exists at present.
UKIP will fund this out of the 55 million pounds a day we will save by leaving the EU, as well as by carefully reducing the international aid budget where possible.
As a child I fondly remember climbing over the rocks and paddling in the pools before finally settling in nearby Peacehaven 30 years ago.
It is clear that UKIP is an open and friendly party, and our manifesto addresses the concerns of everyday people and therefore we shall run a positive campaign based on our policies and not attack individuals of other parties.
Cllr Buchanan is a pleasant down to earth person who is easy to talk to. He had a sizable group of supporters and seemed to find time for everybody.