Ukip selects its candidate for 2015 election fight

Tim Aker - Confident of building on Ukip success in 2015

Tim Aker - Confident of building on Ukip success in 2015

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Thurrock Gazette: Matt Abbott by , Chief Reporter

UKIP has selected its MP candidate for the 2015 general election - and he’s confident UKIP will be much more than just a protest vote.

Tim Aker, 28, who lives in Aveley, will bid to raise his profile locally as a candidate in the euro elections this year before turning his focus to the general election next year.

Mr Aker is currently head of policy for UKIP. Since graduating from Nottingham University with a degree in history and politics, he has worked for the Tax Payers Alliance and run his own campaign group called Get Britain Out - a reference to Britain’s current membership to the European Union.

UKIP gained its first ever seat on Thurrock Council in the 2012 elections, when Robert Ray was elected.

Mr Aker said: “UKIP are a growing force in Thurrock. Every weekend we’re leafleting two or three polling districts and our membership numbers are increasing.

“We’re taking votes from the Conservatives and from Labour and, more crucially, we’re getting non-voters out.”

He added: “Unless the Lib Dems field a local candidate, i’ll be the only candidate born and bred in Thurrock.”

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10:25pm Thu 13 Feb 14

E.C.M. says...

Hmm...of Turkish descent?!

Nerd alert...nerd alert!
Hmm...of Turkish descent?! Nerd alert...nerd alert! E.C.M.
  • Score: 0

10:33am Fri 14 Feb 14

ebagumtrebor says...

I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do.
I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do. ebagumtrebor
  • Score: 8

11:26am Fri 14 Feb 14

Bernard 87 says...

The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order.
The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order. Bernard 87
  • Score: 10

10:08pm Fri 14 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

Obnoxious creature. Also the policy geek for UKIP currently changing the immigration policy more in line with liblabcon.

And his mate is ex National Front UKIP Councillor Robert Ray. Motley crew they definitely are.

Put them all together and you haven't got one braincell.

Aker has about as much personality as a coffee table and all the charisma of a soggy lettuce.
Obnoxious creature. Also the policy geek for UKIP currently changing the immigration policy more in line with liblabcon. And his mate is ex National Front UKIP Councillor Robert Ray. Motley crew they definitely are. Put them all together and you haven't got one braincell. Aker has about as much personality as a coffee table and all the charisma of a soggy lettuce. L LeBreton
  • Score: -4

10:17pm Fri 14 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

E.C.M. wrote:
Hmm...of Turkish descent?!

Nerd alert...nerd alert!
Yep Timur is of Turkish descent. Not that that is a problem unless you try to hide it.

Shoots his mouth off a lot but very little substance.

Listening to his TV interviews and youtube videos is about as riveting as watching mould grow. Absolutely NO skills as a public speaker whatsoever; monotone, without conviction and about as inspiring as a wet day in Wickford.
[quote][p][bold]E.C.M.[/bold] wrote: Hmm...of Turkish descent?! Nerd alert...nerd alert![/p][/quote]Yep Timur is of Turkish descent. Not that that is a problem unless you try to hide it. Shoots his mouth off a lot but very little substance. Listening to his TV interviews and youtube videos is about as riveting as watching mould grow. Absolutely NO skills as a public speaker whatsoever; monotone, without conviction and about as inspiring as a wet day in Wickford. L LeBreton
  • Score: -2

10:36pm Fri 14 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

ebagumtrebor wrote:
I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do.
This lot won't listen to you either.

Only here for the beer.
[quote][p][bold]ebagumtrebor[/bold] wrote: I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do.[/p][/quote]This lot won't listen to you either. Only here for the beer. L LeBreton
  • Score: 0

11:15pm Fri 14 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

ebagumtrebor wrote:
I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do.
This lot won't listen to you either.

Only here for the beer.
[quote][p][bold]ebagumtrebor[/bold] wrote: I saw them all in a pub a couple of weeks ago and I have to say they're a mottly crew. I'd still rather vote for them than the rest of the overpaid, lying failures though. I think it's time the 3 main parties were given a wake up call. Maybe when they feel sufficiently threatened that their comfy positions are at stake, they may actually listen to and do what the people actually want them to do.[/p][/quote]This lot won't listen to you either. Only here for the beer. L LeBreton
  • Score: -1

3:07pm Sun 16 Feb 14

Ed Woods says...

Bernard 87 wrote:
The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order.
Such as the recent bad weather is Gods wrath because of the Commons Gay marriage vote? If that is an example of UKIP talking common sense....
[quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order.[/p][/quote]Such as the recent bad weather is Gods wrath because of the Commons Gay marriage vote? If that is an example of UKIP talking common sense.... Ed Woods
  • Score: -4

12:56pm Tue 18 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments.

Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it.

Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes.
Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments. Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it. Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes. L LeBreton
  • Score: 3

2:05pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Marcus P says...

I recently heard a Labour Councillor stating how she had successfully fought against the deportation of an illegal immigrant and her four children. They are now ‘happily housed’ in Thurrock.

This is why support for UKIP is rising.
I recently heard a Labour Councillor stating how she had successfully fought against the deportation of an illegal immigrant and her four children. They are now ‘happily housed’ in Thurrock. This is why support for UKIP is rising. Marcus P
  • Score: 4

2:09pm Tue 18 Feb 14

Marcus P says...

L LeBreton wrote:
Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments. Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it. Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes.
If they as a pathetic as you claim, then The LIB/LAB/Cons will have nothing to worry about at the next election will they?
[quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments. Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it. Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes.[/p][/quote]If they as a pathetic as you claim, then The LIB/LAB/Cons will have nothing to worry about at the next election will they? Marcus P
  • Score: 0

6:28pm Tue 18 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

Marcus P wrote:
I recently heard a Labour Councillor stating how she had successfully fought against the deportation of an illegal immigrant and her four children. They are now ‘happily housed’ in Thurrock.

This is why support for UKIP is rising.
UKIP fine but Timur Aker is tweaking the UKIP immigration policy.

Timur is in charge of it right now.

And it most likely will not impress. He's part of the dumbing down team drafted in to give UKIP a more liblabcon sort of image.

All is not as it seems at UKIP Towers.
[quote][p][bold]Marcus P[/bold] wrote: I recently heard a Labour Councillor stating how she had successfully fought against the deportation of an illegal immigrant and her four children. They are now ‘happily housed’ in Thurrock. This is why support for UKIP is rising.[/p][/quote]UKIP fine but Timur Aker is tweaking the UKIP immigration policy. Timur is in charge of it right now. And it most likely will not impress. He's part of the dumbing down team drafted in to give UKIP a more liblabcon sort of image. All is not as it seems at UKIP Towers. L LeBreton
  • Score: 2

6:29pm Tue 18 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

Marcus P wrote:
L LeBreton wrote:
Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments. Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it. Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes.
If they as a pathetic as you claim, then The LIB/LAB/Cons will have nothing to worry about at the next election will they?
Quite right. UKIP isn't the problem, Aker is. And some of his other chums in UKIP Towers.

Decent ordinary Kippers are fine.

Some of us speak from experience.
[quote][p][bold]Marcus P[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]L LeBreton[/bold] wrote: Oh dear, seems Timur and his chums didn't like my comments. Shame eh. Truth hurts doesn't it. Still, you can always get your Kleenex out and have a weep, given as you are to rather distasteful emotional scenes.[/p][/quote]If they as a pathetic as you claim, then The LIB/LAB/Cons will have nothing to worry about at the next election will they?[/p][/quote]Quite right. UKIP isn't the problem, Aker is. And some of his other chums in UKIP Towers. Decent ordinary Kippers are fine. Some of us speak from experience. L LeBreton
  • Score: 1

7:02pm Tue 18 Feb 14

L LeBreton says...

Ed Woods wrote:
Bernard 87 wrote:
The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order.
Such as the recent bad weather is Gods wrath because of the Commons Gay marriage vote? If that is an example of UKIP talking common sense....
No by far the worse thing about UKIP is its LEFTIE infiltrators. Aker wavers between his leftie overlords at UKIP Towers and his former National Front chum UKIP Cllr Robert Ray - and one of his EDL drinking buddies.

Bit of a poser isn't it...
[quote][p][bold]Ed Woods[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bernard 87[/bold] wrote: The advantage of UKIP is they are the only party who have repeatedly been talking common sense for the last of couple years whether that is on Europe, immigration, foriegn aid or law and order.[/p][/quote]Such as the recent bad weather is Gods wrath because of the Commons Gay marriage vote? If that is an example of UKIP talking common sense....[/p][/quote]No by far the worse thing about UKIP is its LEFTIE infiltrators. Aker wavers between his leftie overlords at UKIP Towers and his former National Front chum UKIP Cllr Robert Ray - and one of his EDL drinking buddies. Bit of a poser isn't it... L LeBreton
  • Score: 2

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