UKIP candidate slected

A FORMER British Army warrant officer has been selected as the UKIP candidate for East Devon at the next general election.

A FORMER British Army warrant officer has been selected as the UKIP candidate for East Devon at the next general election.

Married and father-of-two girls, Michael Amor, 43, of Heraldy Way, Exeter, joined the Devon and Dorset's in 1983 and left in 2007 after serving in Northern Ireland, Berlin, Germany, Canada, Belize, Bosnia and Cyprus.

Born in Plymouth Michael, who now runs an internet mail order company, aims to build on the party's share of the vote in East Devon.

In 2005 the candidate Colin McNamee gained 3035 votes, 6.2 per cent of the electorate, an improvement of 0.6 per cent from 2001.

He insists that UKIP is not a single issue party: "We have a full range of policies; we are not just about Europe."

Over the last 10 to 15 years he says the 'social fabric' of Great Britain has 'taken a pounding' under what he calls 'relentless pressure' from minority groups to the point where the notion of the family unit, marriage and family values has been eroded 'in the interest of fairness to all.'

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Michael, whose hobbies are Scuba diving, running and gardening, said: "This equality has led to an explosion of one parent families, the collapse of the family unit and an ever shrinking work ethic, due to a benefit system supporting far too many able bodied people.

"This is a deliberate act ...to make the population more dependent and reliant on Government."

He says that like many others he wants laws of this land to be passed by elected representatives of our country - not by unelected bureaucrats in Brussels.

He said: "As a former soldier it saddens me to think I and many like me were willing to lay down our lives to protect our way of life, while all the time our political masters were giving away the very things I was fighting for."

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