North West Region

Position on TTIP

Position on TTIP

Jun 5, 2015

UKIP will be the only major British party in the European Parliament voting against the hugely controversial Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) next week. Of particular concern within the proposal is the investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS), which would see secret courts operating where companies could effectively dictate policy to elected governments. ISDS could allow large corporations to sue governments in these private courts over any government action that limits their future profits. This sets up a potential liability for the British taxpayer which UKIP regards as unacceptable, says the party’s health spokeswoman Louise Bours. Ms Bours said the proposals threaten the very fabric of the National Health Service. At the EU’s International Trade Committee meeting on May 7, the big political groups to which Labour, Lib Dem and Tory MEPs belong rejected a UKIP amendment to ensure the NHS was ring-fenced in any negotiations with the United States of America. Ms Bours, MEP for the North West, explained: “UKIP firmly believes that NHS care should be free at the point of access, and TTIP threatens that. “We are the only major party opposed to TTIP, which could allow American corporate companies to win contracts in the NHS and potentially sue the government if changes of policy cut their profits. “TTIP is being negotiated by the unelected European Union Trade Commissioner behind closed doors – a situation that is actually supported by both Labour and the Tories. “UKIP is in favour of free trade, but TTIP is a corporatist stitch-up and it should be for the British people to decide their stance on this vital issue. “It is almost inevitable that such ill thought-out rules will be created when the people negotiating them are not accountable to the voters.” The full European Parliament will vote on TTIP when it meets next week in Strasbourg, France, on Wednesday, June 10....

Government has lost control of our borders

Government has lost control of our borders

May 29, 2015

Net migration at 318,000 shows Cameron’s government has lost ALL control of Britain’s borders Steven Woolfe MEP, the UKIP Migration spokesman has responded to the latest ONS figures that show an increase in net immigration of 109,000 per annum to 318,000. “Today’s government announcement on illegal migration is a smoke screen to mask today’s appalling immigration statistics. In almost every area, net migration, overall UK immigration, EU immigration, non-EU immigration, sham marriages, bogus students, overstayers; the government has failed catastrophically. “It has never been clearer that the UK borders are open to all whenever, wherever and however they want to come. The government has lost all control. The ONS report that 285,000 people came to work in the UK work last year. That is a city the size of Nottingham, which has nearly a 100 schools, 60 GP surgeries and several hospitals. Britain needs to provide the equivalent just to keep up with the workers arriving and this illustrates clearly the strain mass migration is putting on our public services. “Government must act now in three areas. It must stop the free movement of people onto the UK from the EU. Second, it must improve the control systems and review the conditions for visa issuance for immigrants from non-EU countries. Third, it must increase the numbers of border control staff to ensure that we crack down on illegal immigrants entering the UK and can deport those who are caught once here. “This morning’s rushed, uncosted, ill-thought through government proposals for tackling illegal immigrants and ‘overstayers’ are to be welcomed for recognising a problem that UKIP has highlighted for several years. The government has failed in managing our borders. The impracticalities of trying to resolve an illegal immigration problem that they cannot measure will lead to failure here too.” Follow Steven on Twitter: https://twitter.com/Steven_Woolfe Visit Steven’s website: http://www.stevenwoolfe.uk/...

Lend a hand in Heywood

Lend a hand in Heywood

May 5, 2015

As polling day approaches, we know you are all busy campaigning in your own areas but we hope you can spare just a few hours this week to help our candidate John Bickley.  In the Heywood and Middleton by-election, 2014 John came second by only a few hundred votes. Visit the campaign shop at Heywood & Middleton Office 27 Market Place Heywood Lancashire OL10 1LA   Visit the website for more information: http://www.ukipheywood.org/contact.html    ...

Candidates announced

Candidates announced

Apr 14, 2015

Please find below a list of North-West UKIP candidates for the General Election 2015   NW Region Parliamentary Constituency:           UKIP PPC Cumbria Barrow and Furness                                                          Nigel Cecil Westmorland & Lonsdale                                                Alan Piper Workington                                                                    Mark Jenkinson Copeland                                                                             Michael Pye Carlisle                                                                                 Fiona Mills Penrith & The Border                                                      John Stanyer Lancashire Lancaster & Fleetwood                                             Matthew Atkins Morecambe & Lunesdale                                           Steven Ogden Blackburn                                                                       Dayle Taylor Blackpool North & Cleveleys                                       Simon Noble Blackpool South                  ...

UKIP NW Spring Conference March 2015

UKIP NW Spring Conference  March 2015

Jan 21, 2015

UKIP North West Spring Conference March 2015 Join the “people`s army” for this fantastic spring event at: The Norbreck Castle Hotel Queens Promenade Blackpool FY2 9AA Friday March 13th an afternoon of training for candidates and in the evening: Join us for the Deputy Leaders Reception, always a lively event, meet and chat with Paul Nuttall MEP with a buffet meal included. Saturday March 14th Conference Day: We have planned a great line up of keynote speakers and surprise guests from around the UK and Europe – full details to be advised. Join us for the Speakers Lunch, enjoy chatting to our speakers over lunch. Tickets and Hotel The Norbreck Castle has a full selection of facilities and we have arranged some very special prices all including breakfast – ask for details. Deputy Leaders Reception £20.00 each. Conference £15.00 each. Speakers Lunch £10.00 each. Call 0151 375 9660 to book your tickets. Lines open from 9am – 4pm Monday – Friday. This event is open to UKIP members and guests of members only Trade Stands are available to promote your branch or business. for details email Phil Griffiths on ukipwirral@live.co.uk   Line up subject to...

Northwest Conference hailed as success

Northwest Conference hailed as success

Nov 24, 2014

Northwest President Phil Griffiths said about the conference that: “I have receive many positive comments about the conference and I believe it was a tremendous success. It is unfortunate that Nigel could not attend in person but we thank him for his video message. Nigel could not attend because it was a vital time in the Rochester by-election campaign – his decision proved to be the correct one; as Mark Reckless was elected as our second MP last night. He will now join Douglas Carswell and our UKIP peers who are working hard for us at Westminster. Nigel’s absence did not unduly diminish proceedings, as a large number of the party’s best speakers gave excellent speeches – proving once and for all that we are not a ‘one man band’. Finally, I’d like to thank the volunteers and activists who contributed their time and made it such a success. We are planning an even bigger conference March 2015 – watch this space for details!”             MEP for the North West and the party’s migration and financial affairs spokesman Steven Woolfe commented: “This year’s regional conference was, as always a great and morale boosting day for the dedicated activists of the North West. I am in no doubt, that without the help and support from all of the UKIP branches in our region, I would not be a UKIP MEP today. With over 500 people in attendance, it shows how far UKIP has grown and matured in the past two years. Our region is growing and becoming stronger each year and we are on the right path to good things next year. If we keep up this momentum, I am sure we can send back North West UKIP Members of Parliament next...