Re: UKIP should have had the courage to face Lamb

Sir,

Re: UKIP should have had the courage to face Lamb, EDP 13th May.

Goodness me Steven, what a tirade, and I thought we lived in a country that championed freedom of thought and speech.

For the last 10 years I have been a member of the United Kingdom Independence Party. Prior to that I was a member of the Conservative party which I abandoned after David Cameron’s volte face over the first promise of a referendum. My main aim in political life is to return sovereignty to this great nation. Having successfully been part of achieving a leave vote in the Referendum it now remains for me to continue the fight to achieve a complete and successful departure.

Norman Lamb is and always has been a devoted remainer wishing for a further referendum and a return to Europe. As it was clear to me that in the current political turmoil UKIP would not win the North Norfolk seat I decided not to stand. The constituency party discussed this at length and thought the best approach to achieve our aims of sovereignty for Great Britain was not to split the pro-Brexit vote. As the Conservative candidate was a true Brexiteer we decided to recommend to our supporters that they LEND their vote to him for this one special election.

I have no personal grievances with Norman Lamb. We have always got on well. I do however have a huge disagreement with his politics and would prefer to see a pro-Brexit MP in Westminster representing what I believe are the best interests of Great Britain.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Baker

Read the article Mr. Baker is replying to here.