The UK Independence Party announced today that it had selected a candidate to fight the forthcoming by election in Henley. The seat will become vacant when the newly elected Mayor of London Boris Johnson resigns from Parliament.
He is 35 year old Chris Adams a fitness instructor from Aylesbury. Mr Adams works for a registered charity which helps youngsters learn gymnastics at a fitness centre in Aylesbury. Mr Adams also coached the British Tumbling teams in the European and World Cups.
Mr Adams has been a member of UKIP since 2004 and contested the Aylesbury parliamentary by election the following year. UKIP Party leader Mr Nigel Farage said that Mr Adams was a first class candidate with very strong links to the area.
“Chris went to school in Aylesbury and has lived and worked here all his life. He has done a tremendous amount of organising the party in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and has shown real flair and grit.”
He continued “We are not going to make ridiculous claims about winning this seat but we certainly aim to take on the Lib Dems. We think people should know about their broken promises over holding a referendum.”
“For years they have existed as a party by picking up protest votes.This will not work in Henley when people find out what they have done and what they actually stand for.”