Northamptonshire UKIP to unveil its manifesto

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UKIP in Northamptonshire, which will field more candidates than ever before at the forthcoming county elections, will unveil its manifesto at an event next Friday (April 5).

The region’s MEPs Derek Clark and Roger Helmer will be at the event at The Empress Suite at Towcester Racecourse, along with candidates from across the county.

Chairman of the Daventry and South Northamptonshire branch and acting chairman of the Northampton branch, Peter Conquest, said: “This is the largest number of candidates we have ever put forward – more than 40, which shows the amazing spurt of support UKIP is gaining locally and indeed, nationally.”

Mr Clark, who lives in Northampton said: “Momentum is growing week by week. I’m proud to record how hard members are working to fight this election on the issues people care about.”

The event is invite only and will see the manifesto for the elections launched. One local policy is to see the £1.6m funding by the county council of a European office stopped and that money diverted to paying for street lights and better roads.

UKIP also wants to see improvements in the standard of care for vulnerable children and adults.