Skegness schoolboy Billy joins UKIP aged 14

Robin Hunter-Clarke with new UKIP recruit Billy Brookes
Robin Hunter-Clarke with new UKIP recruit Billy Brookes

A 14-year-old Skegness schoolboy has become one of the youngest members of UKIP in the country.

Skegness Grammar School student Billy Brookes was welcomed to the party by UKIP’s Parliamentary candidate for Skegness and Boston Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke.

Coun Hunter-Clarke said: “As a former Skegness Grammar School student, this is great news for the party locally and for Skegness. Younger people are turning to UKIP, as the other parties have betrayed them and let them down on many issues such as tuition fees. We truly are the party for the next generation.

“I am a huge advocate for getting more young people involved in politics and I am very pleased Billy has decided to join the team. He is now our youngest member, and could well be one of the youngest members nationally. It is clear to me that he has a very bright future ahead of him indeed.”

Billy said; “I am looking forward to getting more involved and fighting for a UKIP victory in May. Robin has proved young people can succeed in politics as he is 22, a local councillor and now standing for parliament. He has my full support.

“We need real change in our town and I will definitely be standing for council as soon as I am 18.”