Keighley councillor, Brian Morris, said Tory defector, Douglas Carswell, will deliver UKIP’s first seat in Parliament and that he expects more Conservative MPs will join the party in the near future.
Mr Morris said it would be a boost if Mr Carswell could carry Clacton for UKIP which would see him become the party’s first MP, a position he thought party leader, Nigel Farage, would achieve first.
He said: “I was expecting it to be Nigel Farage first, but as for the by-election I am sure that the electorate, considering he has got a 10,000 majority, will elect him as the first UKIP MP.
“There are more Conservatives in waiting and as we get closer to the election they will start coming over, and the sooner the better.”
Mr Carswell quit as the Conservative MP for Clacton yesterday triggering a by-election, after he made the decision to defect to UKIP.
He said the motivation behind his shock move to UKIP was due to David Cameron’s perceived lack of desire to make the necessary changes needed regarding the UK’s relationship with the EU.
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