Peter Griffiths, has been selected by UKIP to be their Parliamentary Candidate for Wealden at the General Election next year.
Peter was born in East Sussex and now lives in Framfield.
He had a career in aviation, initially with BOAC, then with Cathay Pacific. He flew a freighter during the first Gulf War and went on to become B747 Fleet Manager, before ending his career flying an executive jet.
I love my country and I want what is best for it and its’ people. In my view, that does not include the EU, European Courts, wind farms or unfettered immigration.
Peter has visited virtually every country in Europe as well of much of the former Soviet Union, Middle East, Far East and North America. Seeing at first hand how a large part of the planet lives has given him a unique perspective on the problems facing the world today.
Peter was Chairman of the Conservative Association in Withyham but joined UKIP in 2011 since he felt that they were a party with a raft of policies which truly represented his beliefs and values. He has worked tirelessly campaigning for UKIP in Eastleigh and Rotherham as well as standing as an East Sussex County Councillor in 2013, gaining nearly 30% of the vote.
Peter spent part of his childhood on a working farm and empathises with the farmers of our constituency who have suffered so many arbitrary and unnecessary setbacks. 20 years ago, Peter and his wife Sun Hwa, opened a gift shop in Forest Row and fully understands the way in which excessive regulation is damaging small businesses.
He is also a churchwarden, committed to high ethical standards, so often lacking in today’s society. He sits on the board of his local Parish Charity and donates a percentage of the profits from their shop, to help build a new Community Centre in Forest Row.