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  • UKIP candidate announced for Heywood and Middleton by-election

    Posted on September 11

    JohnBickleyPortrait.jpegToday we can announce that our candidate to contest the forthcoming parliamentary by-election in Heywood and Middleton is John Bickley.

    Mr Bickley said, “I'm honoured to have been asked to represent the party.

    “It is a Labour stronghold where by pure coincidence I actually lived for a while as a small boy.

    “I am looking forward to getting out and about and talking to voters and explaining why UKIP is the only party that really represents their interests now.”

    This will be second by-election he has contested this year as he was UKIP’s candidate in the Wythenshawe and Sale East by-election, where he came second.

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  • UKIP Financial Affairs Spokesman calls Lord Hill's Commissioner Appointment a 'cynical ruse'

    Posted on September 10

    SteveWoolfe.jpgLord Hill's appointment as Commissioner of Financial Services is little more than a bribe to buy the trust of the British people into thinking the UK financial services sector is in safe hands, argues UKIP's Financial Affair's Spokesman, Steven Woolfe.

    Many of the UK's leading business leaders have smelt the coffee and concluded that the EU has a clear agenda to assault Britain's most valuable industry which they wish to mask behind the appointment of a UK delegate. Many business leaders have subsequently broken ranks and have recognised that in order for our financial industry to survive and prosper, the UK should leave the EU.

    Steven Woolfe, UKIP's Financial Affairs spokesman commented, "This is a pyrrhic victory for David Cameron. Hill's appointment is a cynical ruse, and gives the financial industry and the thousands whom work in it, little more than false hope. The EU has a clear agenda on wanting to dilute and undermine our financial services industry. As a coordinator on the EUs powerful Economic and Monetary affairs committee, I have seen the unaccountable commission commit to further regulations, increased charges and proposed taxes that will lead to a loss of business and jobs in the UK.

     

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  • Two Clacton Conservative Councillors have joined UKIP with Douglas Carswell

    Posted on September 09

    image.jpegCouncillor Dawn Skeels and Councillor Michael Skeels have made the change and switched to UKIP, following Douglas Carswell's lead in the constituency.

    Councillor Dawn Skeels said: "We have decided to make the change with Douglas. We both feel like the Conservative Party is increasingly the private property of people like Matthew Parris, rather than local people. Douglas has always been a brilliant MP and we are proud to join him in UKIP."

    Councillor Michael Skeels said: "We feel strongly that this is the right thing to do. We hope that more Conservative Councillors follow us and Douglas to UKIP, the only party that looks out for local people."

    Douglas Carswell said: "We are making this change together. It's wonderful to have Dawn and Mick's support."

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  • Cancer care privatisation must be scrapped

    Posted on September 08

    JillSeymour.jpgUKIP’s West Midlands MEP Jill Seymour has added her weight to the campaign against controversial plans to privatise cancer care services in Staffordshire.

    Mrs Seymour was among a crowd which gathered in Stafford’s Victoria Park today on Saturday at a public rally organised by Cancer Not For Profit.

    The campaign group has been formed to spearhead the fight against the sale of a £1.2 billion Staffordshire cancer and end of life care contract.

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  • (Gala) Dinner with Mike Read at Party Conference

    Posted on September 05

    Demand for this year's Conference at Doncaster has been so great that the Gala Dinner – already one of our largest to date – has sold out a month before the event.

    However, we are delighted to announce that we have added 50% to the capacity of the evening, because the broadcaster Mike Read has kindly agreed to host a Dinner with Mike Read on Friday, September 26 alongside the Gala Dinner.

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