We have received a number of enquiries about downloadable versions of our list of councillors from other parties who have escaped national media attention for crimes and actions far worse than anything done by the odd UKIP candidate. We have therefore consolidated the list into a pdf document which features all the links, with a breakdown by crime. Please feel free to download it and/or share it: it is likely to be particularly useful at hustings meetings over the next week or two.
The document lists all 291 Lib Dem, Labour and Tory councillors we have found since 1st January, and is current up to Monday 20th April. Our Facebook page will feature rolling updates, and we will update the downloadable version as appropriate. As the document stands, it runs to 24 pages - sorry, blame the establishment parties, it's their people who have made it so long!
The list features - 21 relating to paedophilia, 2 rapists, 1 terrorist, 13 racists, 6 sexists or homophobes, 1 drug related, 1 abusing people with mental health issues, 8 expenses cheats, 4 benefit fraudsters, 28 relating to theft or fraud, 13 assaults and 3 sexual scandals with the other 190 falling into the 'general misconduct' category (which may include elements of any of the above, but short of a trial). Rather puts a handful of UKIP candidates into perspective, doesn't it? It is worth mentioning that included in the list are 2 Hope not Hate activists - one raped an under-age girl, and the other broke his wife's jaw.
Good luck to all UKIP candidates for 7th May - from Dave & the team at Nope, not Hope.
The entire file can be downloaded as a pdf file from our Google Drive at https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B39PL1hZ6W_ROTVrSU1Bel9kc0U/view?usp=sharing