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New UKIP Economics Spokesman

New UKIP Economics Spokesman

February 22, 2014


Prospective North West MEP Steven Woolfe has been appointed as UKIP economic spokesman.

Mr Woolfe is stepping up after a successful spell as City spokesman where he has highlighted EU threats to the British financial sector.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage, who announced Mr Woolfe’s appointment along with two other new spokesman said, “UKIP is growing and UKIP is changing.

“We have a depth of talent available that has never been at our disposal before and I am determined to use it to the fullest extent.

“The three new appointments will help get us battle ready for the electoral challenges we face over the next 16 months or so.”

Mr Woolfe, 45, said, “I am delighted to take up the challenge of developing UKIP’s economic policy and holding the coalition to account for its incompetent handling of the British economy.”

He will replace Tim Congdon who is stepping down to concentrate on being the parliamentary candidate for the Forest of Dean.

Mr Woolfe was born and educated in Manchester, where he stood for UKIP as Police and Crime Commissioner candidate. He lives in the Chester area with his wife and baby daughter.

He became a barrister in 1992 initially practicing criminal and family law before becoming a fund management and regulatory lawyer.

Suzanne Evans will become the party’s communities spokesman, drawing on her experience as a councillor in Merton, a school governor and an NHS patients’ campaigner to highlight quality of life issues.

Margot Parker will become the party’s employment spokesman, building on her success in highlighting youth unemployment as a crucial issue during the Corby by-election.


  1. Well done Steven. UKIP need to get the ‘same’ faces in set places now so that they are recognisable to the electorate. A Government in waiting.

  2. Dear Mr Woolfe

    I have just heard about a Swiss Save Our gold referendum to be held on 30/11/14 next It was mentioned that this would oblige the Swiss bank to repatriate all reserves it has in UK central bank for one.

    Will this affect the Euro and UK etc and how?

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