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Ukip 'super trouper' takes a chance


Ukip hope David Cameron will meet his Waterloo at the general election

Ukip hope David Cameron will meet his Waterloo at the general election

Ukip hope David Cameron will meet his Waterloo at the general election

A Ukip candidate in the upcoming general election has reworked the Abba hit Chiquitita and used it to mock David Cameron and the sitting MP she is challenging.

Mandy Boylett, 50, is shown on the YouTube clip in a shiny dress of her party's purple with a microphone singing along to a karaoke-style backing track.

Originally a number one in 1979 for the Swedish pop superstars, Chiquitita - Spanish for a female 'little one' - is a supportive song for a heart-broken friend.

But in the married mother-of-two's reworking, she hits out at Mr Cameron for being "in love with the EU" and says Alex Cunningham, the Labour MP for Stockton North who she hopes to unseat, will soon be crying.

It starts with her singing: "David Cameron, tell me what's wrong?

"Your MPs don't really want you

"In their eyes

"You're still in love with the EU

"Oh that 1.7 billion

"There is no way you won't pay it

"I can see that you think that we won't notice.

"David Cameron, tell me the truth

"Cos you can't keep on deceiving

"Your MPs

"They will really keep on leaving

"You were always sure of yourself

"Now I see you've lost your direction

"Saying, yes Angela (Merkel), will lose you the election."

As the song picks up, Mrs Boylett who studied Statistics at Bath University and is a pilates instructor and aerobics teacher, starts to dance as she lays in to Mr Cunningham.

She sings: "Alex Cunningham, you and I know

"How elections come and they go but this time you're leaving

"You'll lose your safe Labour seat

"To the Ukip girl

"You will have no time for grieving

"Alex Cunningham you're gonna cry

"Because Stockton North is turning purple around you

"Over 30 years neglect will come to an end

"And we'll celebrate the purple

"Thirty years will come to an end

"And we'll celebrate the purple

"So the walls came tumbling down

"Your campaign's a blown out candle

"All is gone and it seems too hard to handle

"Alex Cunningham tell me the truth

"There is no way you can deny it

"With yet another smear to try to keep me quiet."

Mr Cunningham, who won with a majority of 6,676 over the Conservatives in 2010, said he had not watched the clip.

He added: "I'm not going to waste my time listening to her silly songs.

"What I want to do is see her on a platform somewhere where we can discuss policy.

"When we get to that point, she will see that maybe she should stick to writing songs rather than standing in a general election."

The clip can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePoMKOVInik&t=273

Chris Daniels, Conservative candidate for Stockton North, said: "I am sure it is an amusing stunt but, like the rest of Ukip, she's just making it up as she goes along - exactly like they do with their policies.

"I think this shows they cannot be trusted to form a sensible, credible, alternative government."

Mrs Boylett can also be seen on YouTube singing the Abba hit The Winner Takes It All, and did not change the lyrics.

Uploaded eight years ago, the title says it shows her "fulfilling her desire to replace Agnetha in the super group".

PA Media