North West Region

Liverpool Region Mayoral candidate

Liverpool Region Mayoral candidate

Mar 29, 2017

UKIP has announced their candidate for the role of Liverpool City Region Mayor. Paula Walters, who is chairman of UKIP Wirral, is standing on the platform of wanting to put power back in the hands of residents. Mrs Walters explained, “ I can’t promise all things to all people but I can promise to make every penny count and listen to what matters to residents of the entire region.  ‘i know there are fears that Liverpool will receive the bulk of investment and resources and I would ensure that they are distributed fairly across the region. “There are many issues that need addressing and I believe that the views of residents, whose lives are affected by each and every decision are vital to those decision making processes. “I will continue my campaign to scrap tunnel fees which I strongly believe should be part of the road network, this is just another tax on the residents both sides of the water.  Others talk of reducing them but frankly that is not good enough and they need to be abolished. “And there should not be tolls on either of the Runcorn bridges when the Mersey Gateway Bridge opens. That will be an unfair tax of both local residents and business. “I would do everything possible to help our small businesses and find it so sad to walk along our neglected high streets, once the heart of our communities, to see premises boarded up, with the the only sign of life charity shops, betting shops and payday loan businesses. “I want to see our young people taken off the scrap heap and into apprenticeships to give them aspirations and a quality of life, not the zero hour contracts that ensure the rich get richer at the expense of our future generation. “The rest is up to each and every resident and I want to be their voice,  a voice that has been shouting for too long but not heard.” Mrs Walters, who is in charge of one of the most thriving UKIP branches in the North West, lives in New Brighton with her family. A civil servant, she has qualifications including a BA in English and BSc...

A worthy cause

A worthy cause

Mar 28, 2017

A political heavyweight is risking a punch on the nose to help raise funds for youngsters suffering from the same genetic disease that sadly led to the death of a baby from Crewe. Jonathan Arnott, a UKIP MEP, is taking part in a chess-boxing event on Sunday in London with the aim of raising money for theAlly Cadence Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He decided to promote this particular charity after hearing about the death of Sophie Harling, who sadly died last October aged just ten months. She was the daughter of a fellow MEP’s employee, Wayne Harling, who lives with his wife Lizzie in Crewe. Jonathan is to face Lib Dem Toby ‘Slowby’ White in the contest of “brains and brawn” at London’s famous boxing venue, York Hall, on April Fools Day – but it  is no joke and he wants as many people as possible to show their support by donating to the charity. The contest involves involves three minute rounds of chess followed by two minutes of boxing. Chess and boxing rounds alternate until there is a winner. Competitors can either knock their opponents out by checkmate on the board, or more fittingly by a knockout in the boxing ring. If neither checkmate nor knockout occurs, then the end result of the bout is determined by the judges’ scorecards. 36-year-old Jonathan has previously competed in international chess tournaments but as a novice boxer he has been practising with a sparring partner to build up his stamina and expertise. “I want to make a difference for a fantastic charity, and what better way than this?’, he said. Wayne Harling said, “We are immensely grateful that Jonathan is risking a punch on the nose to help raise funds for ACT for SMA. Those afflicted with this terrible disease need as much help as possible with practical assistance for items such as sensory toys, specialist car seats and prams etc.” Donations can be made online at http://www.justgiving.co.uk/arnott ends...

Scrap the Tolls

Scrap the Tolls

Mar 27, 2017

A protest over the Mersey tunnel tolls was held by UKIP members in Wallasey today. (Mon) The party is totally opposed to the tolls and has been campaigning for several years for them to be abolished. A group of campaigners gathered on Oakdale Road overlooking the entrance to the Wallasey tunnel and their placards attracted many beeps of support from motorists in the morning rush hour on their way to Liverpool. Paul Nuttall, party leader said, “The whole idea of tolls is grossly unfair and is a stealth tax on motorists, which affects both individuals and businesses.”  UKIP’s ‘national Scrap the tolls” campaign was launched in 2002 and similar protests have been held at bridges and tunnels all over the country.  “We will be staging a protest at Runcorn Bridge, as we have done previously, in the near future. It is totally wrong that when the Mersey Gateway is opened it will mean both crossings being tolled,” said Mr Nuttall. ends Photo showing some of the protesters, including Wirral UKIP chairman, Paula Walters,...

A friendly Brexit?

A friendly Brexit?

Mar 26, 2017

Dear Editor, I am glad to hear that European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker is looking forward to “a friendly relationship” with the UK after we leave the EU. He has told the BBC that as well as hoping to have a friendly relationship over the next decades he is not in a hostile mood with Britain. Again I am glad to hear that.  Time will tell, of course, and there’s an awful lot of negotiations to go under the bridge first. One thing he has said that is undoubtedly true is that the EU is not in the best form and shape it could be in. He admits that if three, four or five more countries leave the EU would collapse but does not believe that will happen. Again time will tell, but the whole EU edifice is a flawed concept and collapse is its ultimate destination. Yours faithfully Paul Nuttall...

Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017

Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017

Mar 24, 2017

WATCH:Paul Nuttall MEP on Good Morning Britain 24/03/2017 discussing radicalisation and the recent Terrorist attack in...