UKIP’s Margot gets a warm welcome north of the border

UKIP leader Nigel Farage with  Margot Parker in Corby
UKIP leader Nigel Farage with Margot Parker in Corby

County politician Margot Parker was overwhelmed with the support she received during a whistlestop tour of Scotland last week.

Mrs Parker, who lives in Weldon and stood in the Corby and East Northamptonshire by-election for UKIP, travelled to Ayr and Edinburgh to share her campaigning and electoral experiences.

She spoke about the Corby campaign at a meeting in Ayr, before addressing a meeting in Edinburgh.

She said: “The support was overwhelming. The Ayr meeting was very lively, with EU issues raised from the floor and debates on wind farms and how the old parties have let people down.

“In Edinburgh, I also offered Otto Inglis, our UKIP candidate in Aberdeen Donside, my full support.”

Mrs Parker, whose parents are from Dumfries and Annan, said there were also big debates about Scotland leaving the Union with concerns only the SNP view was being heard.

UKIP’s Northamptonshire MEP Derek Clark said: “It was fantastic to see Margot so well supported and received in Scotland – the UKIP message is getting stronger and stronger across the whole of the country.”