This week the Returning Officer for Hammersmith and Fulham Council published the Notice of Poll for the General Election taking place on 7th May.
The statement of nominations revealed the surprising fact that that that the only candidate for Chelsea and Fulham who lives in the constituency is the Conservative candidate, Greg Hands. This year, the UKIP candidate lives in Sutton. In 2010, the then UKIP candidate declared an “address in France” for the election.
Commenting, Greg Hands said “To be honest I’m surprised to be the only candidate that lives in the constituency. The UKIP candidate this year has at least decided to live in the UK, not in the wider EU. I have lived in Fulham for 25 years. It shows that if you want a truly local MP who knows the area, and is on hand to represent residents, you are best off voting Conservative.”