Will Marta be traded in for a younger British model?
That is my interpretation of the announcement from UKIP that their Eastleigh by-election candidate will be Diane Martine James currently the one Independent councillor on the otherwise Tory dominated Waverley Borough Concil. She seems to have been a member of UKIP for around 3 years. For those members of UKIP and Eastleigh voters who may wish to contact her to ascertain her views on topics of electoral interest I give her contact details as on the Waverley borough web site
She is a very presentable lady as her picture shows:
I have great admiration for anyone like Ms James who succeeds in being elected as an Independent in a fptp election and she looks a good candidate who will know how to campaign. She is not a local and will be at a disadvantage in that respect to the Tory and the LibDem I would like to know more about her business, health care background as I am sure will her opponents in Eastleigh. Does she have children etc? I am concerned about how she was selected. UKIP members who will be expected to work on this lady's campaign are entitled to know who chose her. I feel sorry for Ray 'Skeptyk' Finch who stood last time for UKIP but as a true Farage loyalist I am sure he will do the right thing and tweet Nigel knows best. I expect to see this lady replace Marta as Nigel's number 2 candidate in the 2014 European election, South East region. I hope Nigel is well insured. Follow me on Twitter @NortonSubHamdon