Cllr. David Potts joins UKIP
Party gains first councillor in South Tyneside
Cllr. David Potts, the former Conservative then independent representative for Cleadon Village and East Boldon ward in South Tyneside has officially joined the UK Independence Party, there now appears to be little chance at all of him resigning his seat in the near future. He becomes the first UKIP councillor in the borough, albeit he has never been elected under their
29 year old Councillor Potts works as a currency trader and is a director (or Vice President) of Craigmile and Potts LLC, a company based in Iowa, USA. He lives with his girlfriend Laura and splits his time between his homes in Hertfordshire and Tyneside, where he mainly operates. On his company website he is described as a head currency trader and VP who is incredibly successful in the money markets. As of September when he was publicly welcomed to the company, the CEO had never met him, but David was described as a “hard right, pure capitalist” believing that the market is always correct and governments should never interfere in capitalism other than to provide a “basic” regulatory structure.
His autobiographical book on the culture of alcoholism in politics and finance, “Bitter… Who me?”, is due to be published early next year.
Only last month David Potts warned:
I do not believe a word that comes out of a politician, bureaucrat or rating agency’s mouth, AND NOR SHOULD YOU.
We shall take heed of the “pin-striped pioneer“.
David Potts was pictured yesterday outside of South Shields Town Hall with UKIP’s North East regional organiser Gordon Parkin, (it was alleged in the past that party officials had been funded by the EU in a Sunday Times investigation)