In the election campaign, I speculated rather freely on whether James Moyies and the other outcasts from Southend UKIP would go over to the Independent
Party Group. After all, Moyies was expelled and the others roundly condemned by the Dear Leader Farage.
But despite members of Clan Moyies being amongst the Independent
Party Group’s candidates at the local elections just gone, that isn’t how things have panned out. No, flush with UKIP-proper’s abject failure in Southend (Third in both constituencies, and no gains on the council -Ed) Moyies et al have decided to start their own party grouping in the council chamber.
So farewell Southend UKIP; enter New-KIP.