Congratulations to UKIP North Tyneside on holding another very successful public meeting. This meeting was very well attended with over 60 local people turning up and yet again demonstrated the growth of UKIP across North Tyneside and Tynemouth.
I spoke alongside local PPC and branch chairman Gary Legg; a candidate whose passion for the local area could not be missed. After the speeches we had a lively Q&A. At this Q&A local residents raised a number of issues; these varied from what the questioner called the “shameful PFI programme” (which UKIP would seek to permanently end) to ambulance waiting times, local infrastructure and how UKIP would reinvest the money we would save by leaving the European Union.
I always find these public meetings to be very valuable and constructive events. As MEP for the entire North East, I can’t visit every local community regularly so these chances to meet local people at regular grassroots events all across the North East is invaluable. I spoke in Stockton last week, North Shields last night and I look forward to a meeting in Horden tonight. If you wonder what UKIP could do for you, please come along to one of these meetings when we are in your area and ask any questions you like – especially the tough ones.