Anti-corruption candidate to stand in Portsmouth South

Don Jerrard
Don Jerrard

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A POLITICAL party focusing on fighting for justice and against corruption will stand a candidate for election.

Don Jerrard will run for election in May in Portsmouth South for The Justice & Anti-Corruption Party.

I hoped that Ukip would not be as bad as the Lib Dems but I was wrong. Portsmouth deserves much better than this

Don Jerrard

Former business lawyer Mr Jerrard, from Southampton, had intended to stand for election in Fareham for Ukip, but quit his campaign when the violent criminal past of senior campaign manager Paul Lovegrove emerged in January.

Mr Jerrard said: ‘I hoped that Ukip would not be as bad as the Lib Dems but I was wrong. Portsmouth deserves much better than this.’

He said he was ‘committed to getting the UK out of the corrupt and power-mad EU.’

Mr Jerrard said he also wanted to ensure that ‘development in Portsmouth and elsewhere is needed and wanted by the residents, not what maximises the profits for the developers.’

Mr Jerrard will run against Steve Harris for Ukip, Flick Drummond for the Conservatives, Sean Hoyle for the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC), Sue Castillon for Labour, Gerald Vernon-Jackson for the Lib Dems and Ian McCulloch for the Green party.

Mike Hancock, who is the current sitting independent MP, has refused to say whether he will stand again.

Mr Jerrard said that the JAC Party would also be fielding candidates in a number of places in Hampshire.