About Me

I am no career politician but my recent professions gave me an insight into the working of the EU.

I joined UKIP in July 2009 and campaigned in the Norwich North By-Election, was the UKIP candidate for Sherwood in the General Election of 2010 and campaigned in Leicester South, Barnsley, Rotherham and Eastleigh.

I was the UKIP candidate for the Corby and East Northamptonshire By-Election in November 2012 - being interviewed by BBC, ITV, Reuters, most of the major UK daily newspapers, as well as German and Dutch TV - and beating the Lib Dems into fourth place.

I have also helped UKIP borough candidates in North Nottinghamshire in 2009 and 2010 and was the UKIP candidate for the county council elections for Corby Rural in May, 2013.

I was selected number two MEP candidate for UKIP East Midlands region for the 2014 European Parliament elections and took up my seat alongside my East Midlands colleague Roger Helmer. I was recently appointed to the role of deputy chairperson of UKIP.

I sat on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee, (IMCO), and also the committee for Gender Equality and Womens' Rights, (FEMM), and after being appointed spokesman for small businesses, I was then the party's women and equalities spokesman.

On a personal note I am married with two sons and live in Northamptonshire and my hobbies include politics, world affairs, travel, current affairs and I am an avid newspaper reader.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Derek

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