A political party has its sights firmly set on Tamworth and intends to “throw the kitchen sink” at the town during the next elections.
The UK Independence Party has created a brand-new Tamworth Branch and, at its inaugural meeting, members pledged to mount a “major campaign” in the run up to the local and European elections.
“I am committed to growing the Tamworth Branch,” said Stephen French, chairman of the UKIP Tamworth Branch.
“We can make a real difference. This Branch will stand up for Tamworth and will hold regular meetings and special events to spread the UKIP message.”
The party already has five candidates ready to stand in Tamworth in May and Mr French is confident that every ward in the borough will have a UKIP candidate.
The branch claims to be willing to go that extra mile to increase its presence in the town and “throw everything they’ve got at it”.
Bill Etheridge, who is standing as a UKIP candidate at the forthcoming European Elections, said: “It is fantastic news that we have a new branch in Tamworth.
“UKIP will be throwing the kitchen sink at Tamworth.”
Andrew Illsley, UKIP vhairman for Staffordshire, added: “The support for UKIP is on a constant upward trend and now, with the establishment of a branch in Tamworth, we have branches in place covering all the constituencies in Staffordshire.
“I am confident like Cannock, which was set up only last September, that our Tamworth branch will really put UKIP on the map in the area.”
The next meeting of the UKIP Tamworth Branch will be held at the Coton and Hopwas Social Club, School Lane, Hopwas, on Monday, February 10 at 7.30pm.