UKIP selects Victoria Ayling as candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election

Published Nov 13, 2016

UKIP Chairman Paul Oaken said, "On 23rd June this year, an overwhelming number of voters in the Lincolnshire Constituency of Sleaford and North Hykeham voted to leave the European Union.

"After fighting for our independence for twenty three years, UKIP stands alongside the 62% of voting residents who decided to take back control of our country. We are their voice in British politics.

"With that in mind, I’m pleased to announce who will represent our party in the upcoming Sleaford and North Hykeham by-election, due to take place on Thursday 8th December.

"At a hustings held in the constituency last night, local members voted to support Victoria Ayling in her bid to be our candidate.

"This morning, a majority of our National Executive Committee voted to confirm that decision.

"Victoria is a seasoned campaigner, having stood for the party at a variety of levels. As a Lincolnshire County Councillor, Victoria is already working hard to represent local people and will now use all of her experience to make sure that UKIP continues to speak up for the common sense voters in Sleaford and North Hykeham."

Victoria said "I am honoured to be selected as the UKIP candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham. Being local and a serving Lincolnshire County Councillor I understand the issues we are facing in Lincolnshire. I want to put my legal and business background to good use to ensure the constituents will have the best possible champion in Parliament."

Paul Oakden added, "We will be giving more details on how to get involved in our campaign over the coming days and I’d ask all members to spare what time they can in helping Victoria to build on our excellent result in the 2015 General Election."

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