|Cllr Malcolm Gwinnett|
He also accused the Lib Dems of having become out of touch with local people on issues such as immigration and the High Speed 2 railway project.
Gwinnett becomes the first UKIP councillor in Wolverhampton, in a ward which has elected the council's only Lib Dems in the last few years. By 2012, it had become fairly marginal with the Lib Dems holding by 48.4% to Labour's 40.1%. There was no UKIP candidate in this ward in 2012, and Wolverhampton has generally been a weaker council area for them, compared to the likes of neighbouring Dudley. Nevertheless, Gwinnett has said he plans to defend his seat as a UKIP candidate next month.