UKIP has slammed Labour for “cheating” in a key target seat, claiming they are using the Soros-funded, ‘anti-fascist’ group Hope Not Hate (HNH) as “attack dogs” to campaign for them and exceed spending limits.
Former Labour MP Jon Cruddas is facing a stiff challenge from UKIP’s Peter Harris (pictured above, right) in Dagenham and Rainham, where his party won 29 per cent of the vote in 2015. But the odds are stacked against him and UKIP.
Last month, HNH promised to deploy massive resources to “stop UKIP” in their target seats during this election, including “highly targeted and personalised letters” and “a sophisticated and hyper-targeted Facebook campaign”.
Now, Mr. Harris has revealed he will make a complaint to the Electoral Commission, claiming HNH is effectively working for Labour. HNH, however, say they are non-partisan and are merely opposed to UKIP.
Yet, according to e-mails seen by the Express, HNH in Dagenham is effectively backing Labour with 16,000 anti-UKIP leaflets to “black and Asian voters” and 3,100 “get out the vote” leaflets to “socially liberal households”.