So far, David Parsons, the UKIP candidate, has failed to make much impression here in South Holland.
His refusal to come and live here before the election has been poorly received by local people. Absurd walk-abouts are no compensation; neither are feeble attempts to cover up a complete lack of knowledge about our area by claiming credit for things he’s had nothing to do with!
If Mr Parsons wishes to be taken seriously, he should be entirely transparent about his wrongdoing
Worst of all, Mr Parsons has failed to be entirely honest about his past. His career as a local councillor (first Labour, next Conservative, then Independent and finally UKIP) ended in shame, when he was found guilty by an independent enquiry of failing to uphold four core standards of public life – honesty, integrity, accountability and leadership.
If Mr Parsons wishes to be taken seriously, he should be entirely transparent about his wrongdoing by publishing full details under his own name.