It’s unclear at this time if May’s local elections will go ahead, but in preparation for the eventuality, a new party has been launched – Vectis Party.
Former UKIP candidate Daryll Pitcher leads the way in a 10-minute Youtube launch video, alongside Graham Perks, Julian Harris and Barry Hailstone.
The party had hoped to host a formal launch in person, but the COVID restrictions have put paid to that idea.
Daryll Pitcher has said:
“As you will understand trying to do an official party launch during a national lockdown is not the easiest of things. What we have done is create a video which we hope replicates to some extent what would normally happen at a press conference.
“To add to our problems the full lockdown came into effect before all the videos had been gathered in and so some are unfortunately just audio files overlaid with photographs. Given the circumstances it was the best we could manage!
“It was always our aim to launch now, in the new year, as this seemed like the most appropriate moment”.
More information can be found at https://www.vectisparty.org/.