Northamptonshire dominates UKIP’s regional Euro candidates list

UKIP's East Midlands candidates Margot Parker and Jonathan Bullock
UKIP's East Midlands candidates Margot Parker and Jonathan Bullock
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UKIP’s Corby by-election candidate and a Kettering councillor will represent the party in the 2014 European Elections in the East Midands.

The results of a ballot of party members saw Margot Parker, who fought in Corby for UKIP, and former Kettering Council cabinet member Jonathan Bullock placed second and third on the regional list respectively.

Both are behind sitting MEP Roger Helmer.

The list is completed by two other Northamptonshire-based UKIP members, Nigel Wickens and Barry Mahoney.

Margot Parker, who finished third in Corby in November last year, said: “I am delighted to play my part for the MEP Team UKIP in the East Midlands.

“With UKIP growing ever stronger in the UK, I am both proud and delighted to help defend the interests of the voters of the East Midlands.”

Cllr Bullock added: “I’m delighted to be part of the UKIP East Midlands team.

“I have experience of having fought Parliamentary and European elections before I joined UKIP last year.

“I have found UKIP to absolutely represent both mine and most of the British people’s views on Europe.

“It’s time to get out and next year’s elections can act as a referendum on whether we want to stay in Europe – as the rest of the parties want – or whether we want to withdraw.”

Mr Helmer said: “I’m delighted at the European Elections next year that I will be heading such a fine list of UKIP candidates.

“I’m grateful to all those members who voted for me to top the East Midlands list, after a national ballot of members.

“It is a huge honour and I look forward to working with our other four candidates in delivering our common sense policies out on to the doorsteps of the region.”

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has called for people to vote UKIP next year and “cause an earthquake in British politics”.