UKIP Leader Nigel Farage Right Hand Man in The Trough.

CONTRARY to earlier promises, TBG can today exclusively reveal that newly elected UKIP MEP Ray Finch is to remain on Hampshire County Council.

Finch was elected on to Hampshire County Council last May and failed in a bid to be elected as UKIP P.P.C. for Havant in November, even though the selection meeting was smack bang in the middle of his own ward.

Our own earlier research showed that between 1st October 2013 and 31st December 2013 Mr Finch attended just THREE Council meetings.

And today TBG can reveal that between 1st January 2014 and 31st March 2014 yet again Mr Finch again attended just THREE Council meetings.

Finch is a well known expert at making big promises that he struggles to fulfill.

Finch stood against high profile Chris Huhne at the last election and declared in the campaign that he would move to live in the constituency should he be elected.

Yet it turns out that instead of fighting on his own ground in Eastleigh, Finch spent lots of his time instead campaigning in Buckingham where UKIP Leader Nigel Farage was standing rather than his own Eastleigh constituency. As a result Finch gained just 3.6% of the vote.

On hearing the General Election result in Eastleigh Mr Finch commented that if Nigel Farage won in Buckingham then he would feel vindicated at having spent so much time away from his own constituency.

Farage was thrashed even getting 4,000 fewer votes than a pro-EU independent.

Hardly the stuff of people who claim to be different from the rest is it?