Margot Parker new UKIP deputy leader

Delivered by Margot Parker, on 18 October 2017

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 Henry Bolton has announced his team to take UKIP forward. Included in his new leadership group is Margot Parker MEP, as Deputy leader and Jim Carver and Mike Hookem MEPs as assistant Deputies.


He said "I am pleased to announce appointments to my Cabinet.


"UKIP has a moral obligation to hold the government to account for taking us out of the European Union. Clear and decisive leadership is crucial and we shall deliver it. Together, my team and I will now commence the urgent work of projecting our party firmly and decisively into British politics with the purpose of securing our nation's interests through Brexit and beyond."


Margot Parker MEP the new Deputy leader said,

“I was both delighted and honoured to be asked by Henry to become the party’s deputy leader. It is time for everyone in UKIP to pull together and drive the party forward over the next few years. I will continue my work as an MEP to ensure a clean Brexit and to fight for what is best for the country. I will also be working closely with our new leader and his team over the next 18 months or so – a crucial period which will help shape the future of the UK.”


Jim Carver MEP said,

"I am delighted to accept the post of assistant deputy leader of my party, working alongside Henry, Margot and Mike in preparing UKIP for the challenges ahead.

We will strive to ensure the party continues to have Brexit at its heart and also broad and appealing domestic policies that the branches and membership can focus on in readiness for next year’s local elections."


Mike Hookem MEP commented,

“I believe Henry Bolton has the necessary skills as UKIP leader to take this party forward and I am pleased and honoured that he has chosen me to be part of his management team. As the Conservative’s backslide and Labour continue to dither on Brexit, the role of UKIP in British politics will continue to grow, and I look forward to playing a full part in taking the party forward.”


Jonathan Bullock MEP said,


"It is a great honour to be appointed energy spokesman for UKIP. It is a role my predecessor Roger Helmer carried out for many years. I will now look forward to continuing to promote the commonsense energy policies of the party and work with our new leader and team as we move forwards towards leaving the EU The next few months are crucial to ensure we get a clean Brexit."




The appointments are as follows,



Deputy Leader Margot Parker MEP

Asst Deputy Leader Jim Carver MEP

Asst Deputy Leader Mike Hookem MEP

Interim Chairman Paul Oakden

Political Adviser Jonathan Arnott MEP

Leader of UKIP in Wales Neil Hamilton AM

Leader of UKIP in Scotland David Coburn MEP

Spokesman for UKIP in London Peter Whittle AM

MEP Delegation Leader Ray Finch MEP

Home Affairs/Police & Fire Jane Collins MEP

Justice Peter Jewell

Immigration & Integration John Bickley

Cyber & Terrorism Richard Bingley

Treasury Jonathan Arnott MEP

Aid and Intl Development Margot Parker MEP

Business Christopher Mills

Small Business Ernie Warrender

Trade & Industry William Dartmouth MEP

Employment Andrew Charalambous

Transport & Infrastructure Jill Seymour MEP

Energy Jonathan Bullock MEP

Agriculture Stuart Agnew MEP

Fisheries Mike Hookem MEP

Environment Dr Julia Reid MEP

Foreign & Commonwealth Affairs Ray Finch MEP

Defence Henry Bolton

Veterans Mike Hookem MEP

Health Dr Julia Reid MEP

Culture & Arts David Meacock

Communities & Local Government Tim Aker MEP

Equalities & Disabilities Cllr Star Anderton

Exiting the European Union/BREXIT Gerard Batten MEP

Electoral Reform David Allen

Sport Bill Etheridge MEP



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