• Cllr Peter Reeve reappointed Local Government Spokesman

    PeteReeveRole.jpgCllr Reeve stated "I am delighted to be reappointed as the Local Government Spokesman for the Party. UKIP Councillors are passionate about the real and positive difference they are making to people's lives and their local communities. Our 500 Councillors across the country have already made a huge positive impact in the communities that they represent and will continue to do so.

    "With our new Party Leader, who understands the importance of Local Government in achieving our task of standing up for ordinary working people and getting our Country and our local communities back on track, UKIP will become an unstoppable force."

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  • Jane Collins MEP becomes UKIP Home Affairs Spokesman

    JaneCollinsRole.jpgJane Collins MEP has said she is “delighted with the opportunity to bring about positive change”, after being named as UKIP’s new Home Affairs Spokeswoman, in a reshuffle prompted by the election of Paul Nuttall as party leader.

    Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire MEP, Ms. Collins, who has been out of the public eye in recent months following major surgery, went on to described her new role as the “best remedy ever.”

    Following the announcement, Ms Collins said, “I’m looking forward to forming a strong team with the UKIP spokesmen on justice and immigration to put together a package of cohesive, common sense proposals and policies, which will benefit all.”

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  • Cllr David Sprason appointed Welfare and Social Policy Spokesman


    Cllr David Sprason said, "I am delighted that Paul has chosen me to be Party Spokesman for Welfare and Social Care. I previously was the Leader for Social Care in my authority and under my watch it was rated one of the best departments in the country. In that time I gained knowledge and understanding of how the welfare system impacts on the most vulnerable in our society.

    "Our social care system has been underfunded by Labour and Conservative governments for years. The Social Care system is at breaking point, a recent LGA analysis puts the funding gap at £2.6 billion, which means more people are having to use their savings and sell their homes to pay for their care. The Chancellor's Autumn Statement did nothing to address the shortage in the funding gap.

    "The welfare system should be available when it is people need it, instead we have a system that is actually targeting the most vulnerable in society. We need a reformed system that is not abused by welfare tourists, looks after those who cannot work, and does not act as a disincentive for people to find work.”

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  • Suzanne Evans appointed Health Spokesman

    SuzanneEvansRole.jpgSuzanne Evans said, “As the Party's Health Spokesman I will be showing that not only is the NHS safe in UKIP’s hands, but that UKIP is the only party truly prepared to mount a meaningful crackdown on health tourism so that the precious resources of the NHS can be secured for the British people. It is, after all, they who pay into the pot to fund it."

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "Suzanne is an accomplished policy maker and has an unshakeable commitment to delivering the best possible NHS for the British people."

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  • Ernie Warrender appointed Small Business Spokesman

    ErnieWarrenderRole.jpgErnie Warrender said, "I am absolutely delighted at being appointed UKIP Spokesman for Small Business, the Engine Room of The British Economy.

    "Whilst firmly believing that small business is beautiful, my ambitions for this sector are large. I am passionately concerned about building the UK into a Global powerhouse, creating 1000s of jobs for youngsters, ensuring there are equal opportunities for women and making sure the UK becomes an 'Economic Powerhouse of the world' in the 21st Century. This will be achieved, in no small part, by SME companies and as the only national political spokesman for Small Business, representing a committed Brexit voice of the future, not a committed Remain voice of the past, I will ensure this voice is heard on behalf of all UK Small Businesses."

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  • Patrick O'Flynn appointed Media and Sport Spokesman

    PatrickOflynnRole.jpgPatrick O'Flynn MEP said: "I am delighted to take on these additional responsibilities. Having worked at a senior level in the media for many years, I know the importance of a free and vibrant press that is unafraid to challenge those in authority and a broadcasting sector that upholds its remit of providing high quality and politically balanced programming. I am also passionate about sport and its potential to improve young lives and draw communities together. "

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, "As a former, highly successful media professional, Patrick is committed to ensuring both freedom of the press, but also a media that upholds their responsibilities of fairness and quality.

    "As a sports fan, apart from not supporting Liverpool, he knows what he’s talking about and appreciates the life skills that sport can give young people."

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  • UKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle AM reappointed Culture Spokesman

    PeterWhittleRole.jpgUKIP Deputy Leader Peter Whittle AM said, "I am delighted to be carrying on with my role as Culture Spokesman. Some of the biggest issues of our time are cultural ones and UKIP is the only party which realises this fully.

    "Upholding the supremacy of British Law, and the need to maintain our precious freedom of speech are just two of the issues I will continue to highlight and fight for.

    "But also, I believe that the national self-denigration which has become embedded and which has chipped away at our confidence for decades, must be challenged and reversed.

    "We are the only party with the courage and commitment to do this."

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  • Stuart Agnew reappointed Agriculture Spokesman

    StuartAgnewRole.jpgStuart Agnew MEP said, "I have been hoping that I would retain this portfolio under our new leader Paul Nuttall, and I am delighted that this has happened. The role affords me the opportunity to indirectly influence Agriculture policy post Brexit, even if it does mean seeing my ideas poached and marketed under a different colour. It is not just farmers who are irritated by magpies!

    "Support, trade, regulation and access to labour are the four big topics to which British farmers require answers. With a lifetime of experience in mixed farming enterprises I understand what they need, and will do all I can to ensure that they are treated fairly."

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  • Official figures prove you can't trust Tories on immigration

    thumbnail_paul_trust.jpgUKIP Leader Paul Nuttall MEP said, "These figures just go to show that you can't trust the Tories to bring down immigration.

    "This is an abject failure not just by the Government in general but by the Prime Minister in particular.

    "After six and a half years of Tory rule, we still have net migration running at more than 300,000. Another city the size of Hull added to our population. More pressure on housing, schools and the NHS.

    "The PM is called Theresa May. Sometimes I wonder if she has a secret twin called Theresa May Not. Because she never seems to deliver - on immigration, on Brexit or on anything".

    UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, "Despite years of promises to get immigration down to 'tens of thousands' the Tories' record under Theresa May as Prime Minister, and previously as Home Secretary, has been a history of failure.

    "Everything that UKIP have said is coming true, particularly in reference to the number of those coming from Bulgaria and Romania.

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  • William Dartmouth reappointed as International Trade Spokesman

    DartmouthRole.jpgWilliam Dartmouth MEP said,  "I am delighted to be asked to continue my role as spokesman on International Trade. Trade  is a vital part of our Brexit negotiations and I  will keep on making the case that Britain will thrive in a global economy."

    UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Trade deals with countries around the world will be the lifeblood of an independent UK. William's deep international experience and in-depth knowledge of the role as International Trade Spokesman will be invaluable going forward.”

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