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Protect Vauxhall jobs

Protect Vauxhall jobs

Feb 19, 2017

PRESS RELEASE February 18, 2017 THERESA MAY MUST PROTECT VAUXHALL JOBS – SAYS UKIP UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has insisted that Theresa May protects jobs at the Vauxhall plants. The Prime Minister is to meet the head of France’s Peugeot Group which has plans to takeover Vauxhall. “This take-over must not be allowed to go ahead if it means any job losses at all at Ellesmere Port and Luton,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP. “And, of course, it is not just jobs at the actual factories that are in potential jeopardy but the thousands involved in its retail and components chain. “I am glad that our government are making the right moves but they have to be meaningful and Theresa May must fight for the future of our workers. “And it is all the more reason for Brexit to go ahead without delays so that any uncertainties are eradicated,” said Mr Nuttall....

UKIP Copeland

UKIP Copeland

Jan 20, 2017

Local NHS worker selected as UKIP candidate for the Copeland By-Election UKIP has selected Fiona Mills as their candidate in the forthcoming Copeland by-election. Fiona, who was recently elected to the UKIP NEC works in the local NHS and was the UKIP candidate in Carlisle in the General Election. Fiona Mills said, “I am honoured and delighted to have been selected by the UKIP West Cumbria branch to be their Copeland candidate. As UKIP Cumbria Chairman I travel all over the county and it is my feeling that people want a Member of Parliament who will truly represent them.  I will do precisely that. “The main issues in Copeland are health service provision and the nuclear industry. UKIP strongly supports both.  I have worked in the NHS for 24 years, I’m passionate about improving and preserving it and I’m proud to have helped write UKIP’s excellent Health Policy.  We have solutions to the current health crises. “Copeland voted 62% to leave the EU and what better way to send a message to the government that we want a full Brexit as soon as possible than to return a UKIP MP! “I hope to meet and talk to as many constituents as possible so that I can take on board their concerns.  Unlike other parties, UKIP does not have a party whip so I am completely free to be the people’s voice.”  UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall said, “Fiona Mills is a passionate advocate for people, both in her politics and her work for Cumbria’s NHS. “I cannot imagine anybody better to represent the people of Copeland, and I believe that in a constituency that firmly backed Brexit, in her they will find somebody on their wavelength and prepared to put in the extra yard for their interests. I am delighted that she has been selected as the UKIP...

Labour’s confusion over immigration

Labour’s confusion over immigration

Jan 17, 2017

Voters blame Labour’s polices not foreigners for the country’s immigration problem In response to the latest YouGov figures which show that 54% of Labour voters want to see immigration controls in the UK tightened while only 30% are happy with the status quo which Jeremy Corbyn supports – UKIP Immigration Spokesman John Bickley said, “70% of the country, including a majority of Labour voters, wants to see a serious immigration policy such as UKIP’s Australian points based system. “It is clear that the Labour Party no longer even pretends to represent the ordinary working man or woman in this country on things that really matter to them. “It is a simple truth that today what UKIP is the only authentic political voice for those that Labour’s high command have left far behind. “Voters across the UK already know this. In towns and cities across the country particularly in places such as Copeland and Stoke-on-Trent people will soon have an opportunity to make their views clear. “Labour claim that their own voters are blaming foreigners for their problems. No Mr Corbyn, they are blaming the Labour Party’s tried and failed immigration policies.”...

Response to PM’s Brexit speech

Response to PM’s Brexit speech

Jan 17, 2017

PRESS RELEASE UKIP LEADER COMMENTS ON THERESA MAY BREXIT SPEECH UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, commenting on Theresa May’s Brexit speech, speaking from the European Parliament, Strasbourg, said, “Some of it did sound like a UKIP conference speech and she’s now applying some of the things that we’ve been talking about for many, many years.” “I am concerned that what we’re getting is some sort of slow-motion Brexit where she is speaking about interim measures, or a transitional period, which will only begin after April 2019. She has given no end date to these transitional measures.  “I challenge the Prime Minister; let’s have this all done and dusted before the next General Election in 2020. On a positive note I would probably give a 7 out of 10 today,” said Mr Nuttall, North West Euro-MP.  “Good marks for saying we are leaving the EU’s Single Market and stopping mass immigration. However, the vital issues of leaving the European Court of Human Rights and taking back control of our fishing waters have been left out completely.   “As Justice and Home Affairs minister, Theresa May always talked tough but failed to deliver. I challenge her to change the habit of a political lifetime and actually deliver this time. And I mean on time and in full.” ends...

Widnes Care Home Row

Widnes Care Home Row

Jan 17, 2017

PRESS RELEASE LILYCROSS ASYLUM CENTRE WILL BE ‘ LILYGATE’ FOR HALTON COUNCIL Following last night’s (Mon) stormy council meeting at which an application to convert a care home into an asylum seekers centre in Widnes was given the go-ahead opponents have pledged to contest the decision. And UKIP leader Paul Nuttall, who had already urged Halton Borough Council to take into account comments by Jeremy Corbyn over the need for care homes, is supporting the protesters’ fight. The former Lilycross care home housed 60 people before being closed down and owner Abid Chudary successfully applied for it to turned into an interim asylum seekers centre to be run by Serco on behalf of the Home Office.  About 80 protesters attended the meeting at the Select Security Stadium in Widnes and at least the same number were outside. There was anger that the car park was closed, except for councillors and councils staff, which caused parking difficulties including for disabled residents. The campaign group which has been fighting the plans, said to be set to completely change and overwhelm the local community of about 50 or so residents, is now considering taking the decision to a judicial review. “This has been an absolute travesty of justice,” said one of the group leaders, Derek Williams. He said, after the meeting, that 4,000 people had voiced their objections but the council was determined to go ahead. “They have completely disregarded the local consensus.” Mr Williams also pointed out that a judicial review will be very costly for both sides but such is the strength of local feeling that residents plan to pursue it. “This will be Lilygate for Halton Borough Council and will cost them a lot of money. “This Labour council has railroaded this application and it is not right.” Mr Williams said that the decision was made despite confirmation from the designers of the existing sewage system, deemed by the council to be adequate for the 120 asylum seekers, that it will not cope with twice the number of people it was designed for. “This will lead to environmental pollution including fouling the River Mersey, which so much effort has been made to clean up,”...

UKIP Leadership contest

UKIP Leadership contest

Nov 30, 2016

Paul Nuttall is new UKIP Leader: the future is bright, let us unite Popular UKIP North West MEP Paul Nuttall has been appointed today as new leader of UKIP with the biggest mandate in the history of the Party on a pledge of unity as we head towards a Brexit Britain. Winning a comprehensive victory, Paul announced: “The country needs a strong UKIP more than ever before. If UKIP is to be an electoral force, there will be an impetus on Theresa May and her government to give us a real Brexit. “I want to replace the Labour Party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people.” Paul becomes the ninth leader of the Party since its formation in 1993. On accepting his new position, he confirmed the Party’s chairman as Paul Oakden, who has been in the role since August and announced his Deputy Leader as Peter Whittle, the Party’s leader in the London Assembly. Patrick O’Flynn MEP will act as Principal Political Advisor to the new leader.  The results of the three-way election were: Paul Nuttall 9,622 (62.2%) Suzanne Evans 2,973 votes (19.3%) John Rees-Evans 2,775 votes (18.1%) There were 32,757 ballot papers issued and 15,405 votes cast. _________________________________________________________________________ Paul Nuttall is on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PaulNuttallMep/ Paul Nuttall is on...