UKIP leader to speak in Northwich

Northwich Guardian: UKIP leader to speak in Northwich UKIP leader to speak in Northwich

A CONTROVERSIAL political leader is speaking in Northwich this month as the town becomes a key battle ground for votes.

Nigel Farage, leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), will speak at Winnington Park Recreation Club, in Park Road, on Friday, January 24.

The event comes as political parties gear up for the European Election in May this year and the General Election in May 2015.

Mr Farage said: “Northwich, with its salt mining and working class, industrial heritage is perfect territory for UKIP to gather support.

“Historically this is a town that has had a lot of Labour support but I know from the campaigning we conducted in Northwich town centre in mid-December that many Labour voters are fed up with the coalition Government yet feel no empathy or warmth for Ed Miliband.

“This is true of voters in many northern towns and cities and it’s a key reason why Labour voters are turning increasingly to UKIP.”

Cuddington man Chris Watkin, chairman of UKIP Cheshire West, said: “We aim to win Weaver Vale at the next General Election in 2015 and I am delighted that Nigel is visiting the town to hear what local people have got to say.

“We are expecting a big turnout at Winnington Rec because people constantly tell me they are fed up with phoney politics we are being constantly fed by LibLabCon.”

In the week following Mr Farage’s visit to Northwich, hustings will be held to determine UKIP’s parliamentary candidate for Weaver Vale for the General Election.

Hartford man Stuart Glendinning, from UKIP Cheshire West, said: “UKIP is aiming to win 60 seats in the next General Election and Weaver Vale is one of those.

“That would be sufficient for us to then form a coalition with another party.”

Mr Farage will speak at Winnington Park Recreation Club, in Park Road, at 7pm on January 24.

Mr Watkin said: “I expect a crowd of over 200 to attend Winnington Rec.

“It’s free to attend but I suggest people get there early.”

For more information visit ukipcheshirewest.wordpress.com, email Chris at chriswatkin72@gmail.com or ring 07940 877465.

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4:18pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Bickers says...

This is great news for Northwich & the Weaver Vale constituency. We need to put a rocket up the complacent Westminster Elite who have sold us out to the EU, a foreign entity that no one voted for. Only UKIP are committed to returning FULL control of our Country to Parliament.
This is great news for Northwich & the Weaver Vale constituency. We need to put a rocket up the complacent Westminster Elite who have sold us out to the EU, a foreign entity that no one voted for. Only UKIP are committed to returning FULL control of our Country to Parliament. Bickers
  • Score: 32

6:11pm Tue 14 Jan 14

jovic1969 says...

LOL! Funny how they change honest to 'Controversial' As an ex Labour voter, UKIP are the only hope for Working Class people. The only Party that will end the bedroom tax and get rid of ATOS, that Labour gave the contract to in 2005. Get down and listen it is all about Common Sense! We must get away from the EU and only UKIP offers us that opportunity. Hopefully I will meet you there.
LOL! Funny how they change honest to 'Controversial' As an ex Labour voter, UKIP are the only hope for Working Class people. The only Party that will end the bedroom tax and get rid of ATOS, that Labour gave the contract to in 2005. Get down and listen it is all about Common Sense! We must get away from the EU and only UKIP offers us that opportunity. Hopefully I will meet you there. jovic1969
  • Score: 25

3:15pm Fri 17 Jan 14

Northwich Citizen says...

I was surprised to read in the Guardian about the proposed visit to Northwich by UKIP supremo, Nigel Farage. A spokesman said that UKIP were looking to attract Labour voters in this ‘working-class’ town. While UKIP seem a fine choice for Eurosceptics, right wing Tories and racists, I fail to see their attraction to ordinary working people. Their agenda seems to be to sneer at foreigners, create scare stories about immigration based on false claims, which were fully exposed for the nonsense they are, when Farage appeared on the BBC’s ‘Question Time’ and then seek to create a climate of blame onto British people of foreign extraction for this countries woes.

Positioning themselves as they do, somewhere between the Conservative Party and the BNP, they hold precious little understanding of the needs of ordinary working people and their policies hold very little attraction for any fair-minded citizens of this area. I suggest that Mr Farage and his cronies look elsewhere for support for their sordid policies.
I was surprised to read in the Guardian about the proposed visit to Northwich by UKIP supremo, Nigel Farage. A spokesman said that UKIP were looking to attract Labour voters in this ‘working-class’ town. While UKIP seem a fine choice for Eurosceptics, right wing Tories and racists, I fail to see their attraction to ordinary working people. Their agenda seems to be to sneer at foreigners, create scare stories about immigration based on false claims, which were fully exposed for the nonsense they are, when Farage appeared on the BBC’s ‘Question Time’ and then seek to create a climate of blame onto British people of foreign extraction for this countries woes. Positioning themselves as they do, somewhere between the Conservative Party and the BNP, they hold precious little understanding of the needs of ordinary working people and their policies hold very little attraction for any fair-minded citizens of this area. I suggest that Mr Farage and his cronies look elsewhere for support for their sordid policies. Northwich Citizen
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12:39pm Sat 18 Jan 14

GOFFY says...

Well said Northwich Citizen comment was spot on. "Positioning themselves as they do, somewhere between the Conservative Party and the BNP" does this not make them fascists?

Goffy
Well said Northwich Citizen comment was spot on. "Positioning themselves as they do, somewhere between the Conservative Party and the BNP" does this not make them fascists? Goffy GOFFY
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10:26pm Sat 18 Jan 14

KitKatKoo says...

Finally, a common sense politician! One who talks the language that the public understand, I will be going and a lot of my neighbours will too, they all were staunch Labour supporters, now they, like myself are "kippers"
Finally, a common sense politician! One who talks the language that the public understand, I will be going and a lot of my neighbours will too, they all were staunch Labour supporters, now they, like myself are "kippers" KitKatKoo
  • Score: 3

10:29am Mon 20 Jan 14

GrumpyBum says...

Careful anyone who is of ethnic origin (technically everyone), homosexual(I know you are probably busy flooding areas) or else who doesn't conform to the 1930s beliefs this town has (divorces, working mothers, single parents, unmarried couples living "in sin") UKIP are coming and scarily they'd probably get voted for here too
Careful anyone who is of ethnic origin (technically everyone), homosexual(I know you are probably busy flooding areas) or else who doesn't conform to the 1930s beliefs this town has (divorces, working mothers, single parents, unmarried couples living "in sin") UKIP are coming and scarily they'd probably get voted for here too GrumpyBum
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3:28pm Mon 20 Jan 14

sylvia2036 says...

So, from some of the comments here it would appear that anyone who votes Tory is ring-wing and fascist and obviously not working-class. I came from just such a background and although I live in the area of Northwich certainly do not class myself as working class. I am also a Tory as was the rest of my working class family from Lancashire.

Anyone who thinks that by voting UKIP their vote will save the (UK) world is sadly mistaken.

If the party attracts people like the gentleman who has said that voting for gay marriage has caused the recent floods is anything to go by, then UKIP definitely has a problem, not that I support gay marriage, unlike, unfortunately, many in the Tory party.

What we really need is a true coalition made up of all parties who care enough about the state of the country to override their commitment to their parties and who think more of the greater good for the country, I know it's a naïve hope but it's what we need.
So, from some of the comments here it would appear that anyone who votes Tory is ring-wing and fascist and obviously not working-class. I came from just such a background and although I live in the area of Northwich certainly do not class myself as working class. I am also a Tory as was the rest of my working class family from Lancashire. Anyone who thinks that by voting UKIP their vote will save the (UK) world is sadly mistaken. If the party attracts people like the gentleman who has said that voting for gay marriage has caused the recent floods is anything to go by, then UKIP definitely has a problem, not that I support gay marriage, unlike, unfortunately, many in the Tory party. What we really need is a true coalition made up of all parties who care enough about the state of the country to override their commitment to their parties and who think more of the greater good for the country, I know it's a naïve hope but it's what we need. sylvia2036
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