Lincolnite column

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 15 May 2017

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"THERE is no doubt the county council election results in Lincolnshire and indeed across the rest of the country were a disappointment for UKIP and its supporters.

Those elections saw many excellent UKIP councillors lose their seats despite campaigning hard for re-election.

But I reiterate what our leader Paul Nuttall MEP said - that each and every one of those former councillors should be immensely proud of the contribution they have made not only to their local communities but also to the cause that our party was set up to achieve, namely the restoration of the United Kingdom as an independent, self-governing country.

 

Without UKIP there would have been no referendum, without UKIP there would be no Brexit and without UKIP, there would be no pressure on the Prime Minister to deliver the Brexit the British people voted for.

If the price of Britain leaving the EU is a Tory advance after taking up this patriotic cause then it is a price UKIP is prepared to pay.

Speaking of Mr Nuttall, I would now urge UKIP supporters to pick themselves up, dust themselves down and work towards getting him into Parliament as the MP for Boston and Skegness.

 

Mr Nuttall is UKIP leader and is a fantastic candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency. He is in touch with people and will fight on local issues which affect communities.

UKIP fielding such a high-profile candidate illustrates how we have the same values and aims of people in those areas.

Boston had the highest 'Leave' vote in the country in last year's referendum and, as UKIP will be the watchdog for Brexit, it makes sense for our leader to stand there."

Let us remember, in the 2015 General Election, UKIP came second with 33.8 per cent of the vote.

We need to build on that vote - our recent electoral successes were key drivers in forcing the Conservatives to embrace our cause under a new prime minister who was campaigning for a Remain vote in the referendum a year ago.

UKIP's decision to target our general election effort in a group of seats where we are very strong on the ground is clearly the right one and we remain excited by our prospects in the best of these, including Boston and Skegness."

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