North West Region

Steven Woolfe addresses public meeting in Ashton

Steven Woolfe addresses public meeting in Ashton

Oct 31, 2014

A public meeting was held last night (Tuesday, 28th October) at the Jubilee Club in Ashton where local UKIP MEP and Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stockport, Steven Woolfe addressed around 30 passionate local residents. A representative from the Lancashire Association of Local councils, who is non-party political also addressed the meeting along with local Aston and Bryn UKIP members, Alan Freeman and Stephen Jones on their local campaign for Ashton and Bryn to have their own town council. Steven Woolfe commented “There was a real buzz in the room. These local residents are passionate about their neighborhood and they feel neglected by Wigan borough council. It was evident that they want more localism and local accountability. They want decisions on local issues to be bought back to the local people, where they rightly belong. Only UKIP is for devolving centralised power back to the local people and giving local referendums on important local issues.” UKIP Aston representative, Alan Freeman commented “The UKIP Wigan branch have been campaigning for a local town council in Ashton for a long time and we have overcome some big hurdles, but no doubt there will be some stumbling blocks which we will face. That will not deter us and we will not give up until Ashton and Bryn gets a town council.” UKIP Bryn representative, Stephen Jones commented “This is not solely a UKIP campaign. Across the whole town, the majority of people in Ashton and Bryn would like their own town council.”  ...

Steven Woolfe responds to Calais situation

Steven Woolfe responds to Calais situation

Oct 29, 2014

Leadership of Calais Municipality before the HOC Home Affairs Committee Identifies UK benefits system and as main driver for illegals trying to make it to Britain In their appearance before the House of Commons Home Affairs Select Committee Natacha Bouchart, Mayor of Calais, Philippe Mignonet, Deputy Mayor of Calais, and Emmanuel Aguis, First Deputy to the Mayor made the following points: ++ Immigrants in Calais are “prepared to die to come to England” ++ Immigrants come from following countries: Ethiopia, Sudan, Syria, Eretria, Lebanese, Iran, Iraqis ++ Immigrants want to come to UK because UK is a soft touch. This is main driver. UK a much more favourable benefits regime with weekly benefits of £36 per week “which is a huge amount for people who have nothing.” ++ Real magnet for immigrants is not the City of Calais but the benefits of the UK ++ No UK immigration minster has visited Calais to see the situation and visit the Mayor of Calais ++ Both the French and British governments and the European Commission refuse to listen to what is happening at Calais In response, Steven Woolfe MEP commented: “As Madame Bouchart testimony shows, she is at the frontline of Europe’s migration problem as a locally elected official. From her experience it is evident that even though Britain has not signed theSchengen Agreement, this country is adversely affected by the lack of European and French action on migration. This, together with a far too generous UK benefits system and lack of deportation enforcement on illegal immigrants once they arrive, means that illegals too often see the UK as a ‘soft touch’ destination. “The message needs to be sent to migrants heading for Britain that this country’s streets are not paved with gold. That immigrants illegally arriving from Calais cannot claim asylum having landed in another European country previously.  That if they are caught in the UK living and working illegally they will be sent back to the country from which they arrived. “In reality, the only way to reduce illegal immigration into the UK from places like Calais is to withdraw from the European Union and negotiate new rules for the free movement of people...

Paul Nuttall’s new column

Paul Nuttall’s new column

Oct 29, 2014

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Steven Woolfe sets up meeting with PCC in light of arrests‏

Steven Woolfe sets up meeting with PCC in light of arrests‏

Oct 29, 2014

Eleven people have been arrested under Operation Heliodor, in a crackdown on child sexual exploitation in the South Manchester area. Six warrants have been executed and eleven people aged between 19 and 38 have been arrested for offences including; sexual activity with a child, attempted indecent assault, inciting a child into prostitution, abduction and rape. Steven Woolfe MEP and UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Stockport commented, “In light of the 11 arrests in the South Manchester area under Operation Heliodor, I am meeting with the Greater Manchester Police Crime Commissioner next week to be briefed on whether the action taken so far by the police service and the relevant authorities are sufficient to protect the victims as well as to bring justice to those whom are found guilty.” Detective Inspector Debbie Oakes of the Greater Manchester Police’s Protect Team, said: “Operation Heliodor is ongoing and, with this collaborative approach we will continue to target those involved in CSE. I fully anticipate more warrants and arrests as we continue in our investigation.” Steven Woolfe continued, “With Debbie Oaks, Detective Inspector of Greater Manchester police anticipating more arrests as the investigation continues, I sincerely hope that this is not the tip of iceberg and the start of a bigger scandal which we have seen in Rotherham.”          ...

Local UKIP MEP addresses voters concerns at Public meeting

Local UKIP MEP addresses voters concerns at Public meeting

Oct 29, 2014

  A public meeting was held at Cleveleys Community Centre on 23 October 2014, addressed by MEP for the North West and UKIP’s Migration and Financial Affairs Spokesman, Steven Woolfe.   Both UKIP Prospective Parliamentary Candidates for Blackpool North and Cleveleys and Blackpool South, Simon Noble and Peter Wood respectively addressed the strong crowd of 60 in the audience. Steven Woolfe commented, “In 1973, control of Britain was handed over to unelected EU Civil Servants whose average salary is £100,000. UKIP fights for people to decide their own future. Public concern on immigration is at an all-time high and that is why UKIP will adopt the Australian points based system to create an ethical, fair and sustainable migration policy. Blackpool is like the rest of the country. Wherever you go, the people of this country want change and people are now considering UKIP to be the party to deliver on that.” Steven continued, “The people of Blackpool also care about their community and local issues. I know that our local UKIP branch in Blackpool are working tirelessly for the town and listening to the local issues which matter to the local people.” Simon Noble commented, “It is great to see so many people turn up to our public meeting. As a local branch, we are working hard to listen to the concerns of the people of Blackpool and we will continue to fight hard for our town.” Peter Wood also commented, “This town needs change from the old tired parties and our branch in Blackpool is now campaigning on a whole range of national and local policies.”...