IT’S a challenging period for Nikki Sinclair, MEP, as she stands for election as UKIP leader and, just this week, announced her decision to challenge Caroline Spelman, MP for Meriden in the next general election.
“I feel compelled to stand against Caroline Spelman following her party’s desertion of democracy,” said Nikki who is 41. “I will campaign very strongly in Meriden - let’s have the debate.”
Elected one of the six MEPs from the West Midlands in the EU election in June this year, the Solihull resident is a party stalwart having held positions including branch secretary, regional committee member, regional chairman, NEC member and party secretary. She can also lay claim to working on Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Governor of California’s recall campaign.
Referring to David Cameron’s announcement that the Conservative Party will now not give the British people a referendum on Lisbon the Solihull resident said: “Cameron has put power before principle.
“The Conservative Party promises to protect the interests of the British people but always do the opposite. Remember, it was them who signed Maastricht without giving us a referendum.
“My candidature for Meriden will call for a real debate on membership of the European Union, something that is not being offered by other parties. Meriden is home to the very centre of England, a belief that has stood the test of time – some 500 years.”
Bizarrely the MEP is proactively campaigning for her own redundancy and the redundancy of all UK MEPs believing that the UK should leave the EU and be governed by Westminster.
Nikki says: “It is wrong that 75 per cent of our laws are made by the EU - laws that are often problematic for our industry, jobs and our infrastructure. The EU takes £40 million a day of our money - money better spent in this country, where we need it most, on our hospitals, on our schools and supporting our pensioners.”
Locally Nikki has pledged to fight for major reforms to Housing Benefit Systems in order to help people to afford accommodation. Nikki under her capacity as a Member of the European Parliament has met with representatives of The National Farmers Union and has gained an enhanced knowledge of the needs of the rural communities, a very important part of the Meriden constituency. Nikki is equally aware of the needs of urban communities and issues around unemployment.
The West Midlands Hustings meeting takes place on Friday November 13, 7.30pm at The Great Barr Hotel in Birmingham.
The candidates also standing for the UKIP leadership are Gerard Batten MEP, Lord Pearson of Rannoch, Alan Wood and Mike Nattrass MEP
The results of the UKIP leader election will be known on November 27
For further information call Nikki Sinclaire MEP on 07941 461 255 PO BOX 15262 - Solihull - West Midlands - B90 9FY