Scarborough UKIP Councillor Returns To ‘Independent’ Roots
Scarborough Borough Councillor Sam CROSS has resigned from UKIP – the party he joined four years ago – to return to his independent roots.
Councillor CROSS, who represents the town of Filey on the authority, said he was extremely proud of UKIP’s impact and achievements since 2013, in particular the EU referendum result, but felt it was now time to move on.
Councillor CROSS said:
“I have been a member of UKIP for just over four years, having previously been an independent councillor for the best part of a decade.
“The Party’s biggest achievement was without doubt last year’s referendum on our continued membership of the EU, when the majority of the country voted to leave.
“In this area the vote was two thirds to one third to split from this undemocratic and wasteful institution.
“UKIP’s raison d’être has been achieved, and we are leaving. In my view, it is job done.
“I was also proud to sit on North Yorkshire County Council as one two UKIP members.
“Unlike the Conservatives, Labour and the LibDems, UKIP councillors were never ‘whipped’. I always acted in the best interests of constituents and I was never instructed which way to vote.
“This I will continue to do as a true independent.”