Margot and Jim make a bid to impress voters

UKIP leader Nigel Farage with the party's candidates Margot Parker and Jim MacArthur

UKIP leader Nigel Farage with the party's candidates Margot Parker and Jim MacArthur

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Margot Parker and Jim Mac-Arthur are urging people to give them their votes when they go to the polls in two upcoming elections.

Margot will be the UK Independence Party (UKIP) candidate in the election to find a new MP for Corby and East Northamptonshire following the resignation of Louise Mensch.

And Jim will be the UKIP candidate in the election to find a Police and Crime Commissioner for Northamptonshire.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage visited Corby on Saturday, August 18, to show the two candidates his support.

Speaking about Mrs Parker’s campaign Mr Farage said: “We intend to put together a serious campaign here.

“The voters here have got a right to be angry because they had the classic A-lister imposed upon them and are now facing an election that many feel is unnecessary.”

Mrs Parker lives in Weldon and has lived in the county for 18 years. She said her main priorities for her campaign included youth and long-term unemployment.

She said: “It’s important that we tackle youth unemployment, it’s important we tackle long-term unemployment. The loss of the Aquascutum jobs was a monumental disaster.

“Jobs have always been a really important issue for me because I know very well society fails desperately if you can’t have people in work.”

Mr MacArthur, who lives in Flore, Northampton, resigned as a Northamptonshire Police special constable to run in the election. He said he believes he has the experience in the military and in business to be the right man for the job.

He said: “The police have got really serious challenges coming up and if it isn’t done right it could impact on people’s safety and law and order, and have all sorts of implications.”