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UKIP EU Parliamentary Elections North West region MEP candidates

UKIP will be fighting the European Parliamentary Elections on Thursday 23rd May. They are fielding a full slate of candidates who are ready to fight for a unilateral and unconditional split from the EU.

Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson

Adam Richardson has been the UKIP Party Secretary for the last 3 years and the General Secretary for two prior to that. He assists the National Executive Committee.

He is a qualified barrister, an maintains a general common law practice. Adam has been a practising barrister for the past 11 years and has a strong belief in truth and justice.

Adam joined UKIP five years ago because he believes in the ability of the United Kingdom to succeed in the wider world outside of the European Union. Adam is unashamedly patriotic and believes in freedom and liberty. He was part of the Supreme Court case R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5, representing Lawyers for Britain arguing that the referendum was intended to be binding and there did not need to be a vote on article 50.

Jeff Armstrong

Jeff Armstrong

My name is Jeff Armstrong. I am 55-years-old and I am a UKIP member in Bolton within the Bolton South East Parliamentary Constituency where I’ve stood twice, once in 2015 coming second with 23.6% of the vote, and once in 2017, coming third but being one of the few UKIP candidates in the country to keep their deposit. Due to this relative success, I intend to stand again.

I am married with 4 children and have worked on the railways for almost 40 years, rising from Signaler to Operations Manager and Superintendent, to Chief Train Controller. Recently, I have been employed on a rolling contract as Controller of the entire rail network for Saudi Arabian Railways. However, in my personal life, I enjoy walking, playing golf, car restoration and spending time with my family.

I joined UKIP in 2013 where 12 months later, I was appointed Vice Chairman of the Branch. In September 2018 I was elected as Chairman of UKIP Bolton. My commitment to the party is represented through being a Patron of both UKIP and Young Independence, and upon being elected as a MEP, I would remain loyal unlike the several MEPs who left the party.

Fiona Mills

Fiona Mills

Fiona Mills is Cumbria Chairman, a member of the UK Independence Party’s governing body (NEC) and the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Carlisle.

She is a qualified accountant, a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants and has worked for the NHS in various Trusts across the country for nearly twenty-seven years. She says, “I have always worked closely with clinicians to try to deliver quality services for patients and value for money for taxpayers. Fiona helped draw up our health policy and the NHS is safe with UKIP.

Fiona joined UKIP five years ago because she believes in the party’s core values of freedom, democracy and prosperity. Leaving the European Union is her top priority as our membership detrimentally affects all aspects of our lives and we do not need to be in an undemocratic political and economic union in order to trade with Europe. She campaigned solidly for the six months prior to the EU Referendum and is appalled that the government has deliberately failed to implement the result. These EU elections should not be happening and she hopes that the legal challenge to the first Article 50 extension is successful and that we actually left the EU on 29th March 2019.

Nathan Ryding

Nathan Ryding

My name is Nathan Ryding, I’m 21-years of age and from Wigan, Greater Manchester in the North West of England.

I have stood for UKIP in the 2018 & 2019 Local Elections in the ward of Wigan West, as well as standing for UKIP in the 2017 General Election in the Wigan Constituency.

In my 4 years of UKIP I have managed to achieve quite a lot, I have been a branch chairman for Wigan, Greater Manchester County Chairman, The National Chairman of UKIPs youth wing, a member of the National Executive Committee and I am also UKIPs Youth Affairs Spokesman.

We need fresh blood going to the European Parliament to express our disgust and anger at how we’re still stuck in this disastrous union, despite voting to leave the EU nearly 3 years ago.

I urge all voters to send a message to the establishment by voting for the only party that not only got us the referendum, but actually want us to LEAVE.

Michael Felse

Michael Felse

Headmaster Michael was born in a coal mining village in Yorkshire where he worked at the local colliery, leaving school at the age of 15. His parents had long been active in politics and encouraged Michael to enjoy campaigning. Michael became delegate for the mineworkers’ union, speaking at union’s conferences. Michael advanced his further education and his career picked up pace by his late teens when he became Health and Safety policy secretary to the mining Town’s MP. The local MPs then sponsored Michael at the new technical college to develop business and technology skills. This resulted in him later working to create a new Information Technology Centre (costing over £6million) for small business development. Alongside this Michael has achieved Management Qualification through the University of Oxford. Headhunted he was relocated to North West England becoming Headmaster at a City Council Academy.

Now Head at the Professional Skills Academy he was awarded a Gold Medal Tutor of the Year in 2017 by City & Guilds, living proof that advantages of a real job can add into politics where Michael became a leading advisor on skills and education between Government Ministers and National Awarding Bodies.

John Booker

John Booker

My name is John Booker, on the 22nd of May 2014 I was elected as Sheffield’s first UKIP councillor, and I am still proud of that fact. I offer the logic of an ordinary working man- I may not have a university degree, but I have ideas and intelligence.

I aim to bring high standards and morals to my job of making our country a better place to live in, now and in the future. However, positive intentions are worthless without positive actions.

Any candidate can put on a rosette to pose for a photographic opportunity, but I believe in leading by example. During my last five years as a City Councillor I have campaigned on numerous local issues and I am delighted with the progress made in many areas.

Politics, in essence, is about people making decisions that affect peoples lives, if they are affected in a positive way, that is good politics, if they are affected in a negative way, that is bad politics. I am all about good politics.

I have a ‘live and let live’ mentality, I don’t judge on ‘colour, creed, race or religion’ all that matters is content of character, how you behave, what you do and what you say.

My philosophy is: never run with the crowd and always let your conscience be your guide.

Alan Craig

Alan Craig

Alan Craig is a Christian, social conservative and political activist who for over three decades has lived and worked in London’s East End, first in the tough white working-class dockside community of Canning Town, and for the past twelve years in the Muslim-majority area of Forest Gate.

University and Business School-educated, by age 30 Alan was chief executive of RFD Group, a Stock-Exchange-quoted company employing 2,500 people, which he led into a successful period of, first, turn-round from large losses, then growth and international expansion.

He gave up business management and moved to London’s East End in his late 30s. He founded and for a decade was live-in warden of an after-care hostel for young offenders after their release from prison. Subsequently he became director of the Mayflower, a church and community centre in Canning Town, then officially the most deprived neighbourhood in the country.

Alan co-founded the Christian Peoples Alliance party in 1999 and was elected CPA councillor in the London Borough of Newham from 2002 to 2010.

Alan joined UKIP in September 2014. He stood as the party’s parliamentary candidate for Brent North (2015) and Witney (2017); as a UKIP London Assembly candidate (2016); and as a UKIP local council candidate in Newham (2018). Alan is the current UKIP Havering Branch secretary. He was appointed UKIP’s first Spokesperson for Families & Children in April 2018. He was recently selected as the party’s PPC for Rochdale.

Alan is happily married with children, on the leadership team of a new church in east London, swims regularly, sings in a choir, walks the dog and enjoys a pint.

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