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UKIP founder to hold public meeting tonight in Skegness

MEP Gerard Batten for UKIP with Lincolnshire County Councillor and Skegness Town Councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke during his visit in Skegness before the meeting tonight.

MEP Gerard Batten for UKIP with Lincolnshire County Councillor and Skegness Town Councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke during his visit in Skegness before the meeting tonight.

Residents in Skegness will have the chance this evening to speak to a founding member of UKIP regarding immigration and the party.

Gerard Batten MEP, the party’s immigration spokesperson will be a guest speaker at a public meeting tonight being held at the Seaview pub from 7pm.

All are invited to ‘come along and listen to what UKIP is about’ and have listen to the key speakers and guests.

Mr Batten’s visit is part of two day visit to the area after he stopped by both Boston and Skegness during the days.

He is set to speak to the public about ‘key issues’ with immigration and will discuss examples.

Other local councillors are also confirmed to attend; including Lincolnshire county and Skegness town Councillor Robin Hunter-Clarke and Lincolnshire county councillor for Spilsby Fen, Victoria Ayling among others.

Mr Batten was elected as a member of the European Parliament for London in 2004 and in 2009 was re-elected for a further five years.

“I was asked to visit the area through Councillor Hunter-Clarke and the party to talk about key issues with immigration,” Mr Batten said speaking on Friday before the meeting.

Mr Batten helped found the United Kingdom Independence Party in 1993 after it was initially known as the Anti-Federalist League until 2002.

UKIP gained a number of seats in the Lincolnshire County Council election in May and Mr Batten said UKIP would want to get a member in the next general election.

“We have put in a hell of a lot of effort and we can make that happen,” he said.

All are welcome to attend the meeting tonight.

 

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