General Election 2017: Corbyn success appals Welwyn Hatfield candidate

PUBLISHED: 13:03 09 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:03 09 June 2017

UKIP candidate Dean Milliken

UKIP candidate Dean Milliken


Welwyn Hatfield’s UKIP candidate has confessed he is shocked at last night’s General Election result.

Dean Milliken, who took 1,441 votes, admitted he had expected to poll worse than in 2015, but said he was astonished how well Labour had done.

He said: “We were shocked. I though our votes would go to the Tories, but they have been lost to Labour.

“Anawar [Miah] is a nice guy, and he did very well, but as a committed Christian, I am petrified that Jeremy Corbyn could come that close to becoming Prime Minister.”

He said the Labour leader had supported the Middle Eastern groups Hamas and Hezbollah, describing them as “Islamic terrorist organisations.”

Mr Milliken added: “For Theresa May, it is a disaster.

“She will be ripped to shreds by the EU. They are going to give her nothing in any negotiations.”

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