Exposing the ‘independent’ candidates

By Searchlight Team

Left to Right: Brian Silvester, Andrew Emmerson, David Durrant, Ray Brady

Throughout this campaign we will be on the lookout for ‘independent’ candidates with a background in far right politics. Just so that voters are aware that they if they vote for them, they may not necessarily be voting for some non-party servant of the community.

We begin today with Brian Silvester, a perennial candidate for Islamophobic and far right parties including For Britain, standing in Crewe & Nantwich, as candidate for the ‘Putting Crewe First, Independent Residents Group’.

Then there’s Andrew Emerson, a former BNP organiser and founder of the minuscule Patria party, who is an independent in Chichester.

David Durant , a former veteran of Patrick Harrington’s defunct NF faction, Third Way, and now an independent local councillor, is contesting Hornchurch & Upminster as an independent.

And lastly, for today, Ray Brady, who was dropped from Reform UK’s candidates’ list a few weeks ago after exposure of his racist social media posts, is independent candidate for Buckingham & Bletchley.

One response on “Exposing the ‘independent’ candidates

  1. One-Eyed Jacks (80.42.135.206)

    https://whocanivotefor.co.uk/person/67898/ray-brady shows Brady was a UKIP candidate earlier, in the 2021 local elections in Milton Keynes.

    https://www.mkfm.com/news/local-news/local-elections-2021-were-still-standing-says-ukips-only-milton-keynes-council-candidate/

    explains his earlier offensive comments. Coming last out of 5 in 2021, he then abandoned UKIP of his own accord, seeking greener pastures, and then this

    https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/24023091.not-racist-mp-candidate-defends-asylum-seeker-post/

    At least Reform dropped him once they found out.

    Brady’s now got his begging bowl out –

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/independent-parliamentary-candidate-for-buckingham-and-bletc

    and has, in two weeks, raised £90.

    Which is £90 more than UKIP managed to raise in the three months of its putting out the begging bowl!

    https://www.gofundme.com/f/ukip-general-election-fund

    As part of its “Uniting The Right” campaign, UKIP alleges that the Reform Party is leftwing marxist and run by hopenothate – because it had the sense to drop bad apples.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *