North West Region

Come join the team in Stoke

Come join the team in Stoke

Jan 31, 2017

Last Saturday was our first official action day for the Stoke-on-Trent Central By-Election. Paul was supported by hundreds of members from up and down the country knocking on doors, delivering leaflets and speaking to people in the city centre.  Paul has had a positive response on the doorstep with former Labour supporters and non-voters alike giving their backing to UKIP. The Labour candidate Gareth Snell is an ardent Remainer and has not been well received in the slightest. Our new campaign headquarters is located in one of the busiest parts of the city outside the shopping centre and is unmissable. This Sunday is our next official action day and, with your help it promises to be our biggest one yet so join Paul and the campaign team from 8am (Canvassing from 10am) at 1 Piccadilly, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 1DB and let us lift our leader into the House of Commons where he belongs – just in time to back Article 50, the mechanism for leaving the European Union.  The campaign office can be contacted on 0333 800 6 800. If you are travelling to Stoke by rail, please note that Stoke-on-Trent railway station is roughly a 5 minute taxi journey or 25 minute walk to the centre of Hanley high street. Regular buses also operate the route. If you are travelling by car, please note that the campaign office is in a pedestrianised area however there are a number of parking options available within a 2 minute walk.   With Many Thanks UKIP North...

Protect our NHS

Protect our NHS

Jan 31, 2017

Speaking at a UKIP event in Stoke, Paul Nuttall, UKIP leader, North-West England MEP and candidate in the Stoke Central by election said: “Yes they may well have founded [the NHS] in 1948, but today they have come to resemble an abusive parent. “I refuse to be hectored by a party that oversaw the Mid Staffs scandal. A scandal for which no one in senior management was sacked! “I refuse to be lectured to by a party that allowed MRSA to become commonplace on our wards. “I refuse to be accused of wanting to privatise the NHS by a party that actually did privatise 5% of our health service when they were in power. “I also refuse to take criticism from a party whose two most prominent members of the House of Lords – Winston and Warner – have called for people to be charged to see their GP. “And finally, I refuse to take lessons from a party that has saddled the NHS with a debt of nearly 80 billion pounds through the signing of crazy PFI contracts.  “I now want to make something crystal clear: UKIP has never and will never – under my leadership – enter any election calling for the privatisation of the NHS. Full stop. “I want to repeat this: UKIP will never – under my leadership – enter any election calling for the privatisation of the NHS. Period.” Read more HERE...

BMA report slammed

BMA report slammed

Jan 30, 2017

Dear Editor, Most people will find it quite amazing at a time of massive problems within the NHS that the BMA has found time to indulge themselves in political correctness by producing guide-lines to their 156,000 doctor members on how to deal with patients. They advise that pregnant women should not be referred to as expectant mothers but as “expectant people”. The elderly as “older people,” disabled lifts as “accessible lifts” and those who are biologically male or female should be called “assigned male or female”. All of this “aimed at promoting an inclusive workplace” and referring to maternity and pregnancy it says “ Gender inequality is reflected in traditional ideas about the roles of women and men”. Political correctness is the invisible enemy, whereby people are intimidated into surrendering their long held and common sense views by people with an agenda to change society into their own rather bland and dull world of socialism which stifles freedoms. The BMA should stop playing their political games and get on with the job that they are paid to do and also think of real ways to improve the NHS and with it the patients that they treat. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

Wirral councillors row

Wirral councillors row

Jan 23, 2017

Dear Editor, Is it just me or did anyone else think it bizarre that the review of the number of councillors in Wirral was carried out by Wirral councillors? In the same way that turkeys don’t vote for Christmas it comes as no surprise that this “task and finish” panel of councillors decided on the status quo. The fact that there is something even called a “task and finish” group speaks volumes about the cosy world of officialdom. What did they used to have? “Task and leave half finished” panels? We don’t need 66 councillors on Wirral Borough Council and the number should be chopped by at least a third. It would save more than £300,000 a year and I have no doubt that residents would rather that  than have more parking charges foisted on them as now planned. Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West President,...

The Job isnt over

The Job isnt over

Jan 23, 2017

Dear Editor, After eight years of hard work, fighting for what we believe in, it is with much regret that John Stanyer, the former North West Chairman of UKIP has decided to resign from the party. Without UKIP the referendum would never have happened, and while he is right to praise Theresa May`s speech on life after we leave the EU, it is still far from a “job done.” There are many trying to derail or even reverse the result of the 17.4 million who voted to leave and that includes many Conservative MP`s.  2016 was a year which exposed internal conflict within UKIP, but thankfully we still registered high results in the polls, higher than the Greens and Lib Dems.  Now that we have elected a new leader, Paul Nuttall MEP, who is uniting the party and we are now back on course again, rising in the polls and fighting for what we believe in. Copeland is important to us and while fighting two by-elections at once is not an ideal situation,  UKIP is ready to take up the challenge. We will be putting up a robust campaign in Copeland offering the electorate the opportunity to vote for a party that believes in Britain as an independent nation open to the world for business. That process starts locally with the electorate having their say and not being ignored by yesterday’s traditional political parties, as they have been for years. Our candidate, Fiona Mills represents the future, ready to take on the brave new world that we are entering and one well worth voting for! Yours sincerely Philip Griffiths, North West...