South Shields boost for UKIP

Three former Independent councillors on South Tyneside Council have joined UKIP.

South Shields Independent councillors join UKIP

Three former Independent councillors on South Tyneside Council have joined UKIP.

The party's deputy leader Paul Nutall welcomed the new members with a speech on the steps of South Shields Town Hall.

UKIP now becomes the official opposition to Labour on the council following a recent by-election where it came second overall with almost 25% of the vote.

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