11:09am Monday 8th July 2013
The United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) is planning to field a General Election candidate in Pembrokeshire.
The party - whose policies are led by a call for the country to leave the European Union - has just formed a branch in west Carmarthenshire and south Pembrokeshire, which will be holding a membership rally in Narberth next week.
And there are then hopes that another branch, covering the Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency, will be set up with a view to selecting a candidate for the 2015 General Election and subsequent local elections.
“After the recent highly-publicised success of UKIP in the local authority elections in England, interest in the party has grown considerably,” said John Atkinson, a spokesman for the West Carmarthenshire-South Pembrokeshire branch.
“The membership rally is a way for people to come along and get to know what UKIP is all about. It offers the chance to talk to branch members and share concerns that matter locally.”
The rally at Narberth Rugby Club will take place next Thursday, July 18th, at 7.30pm and will be addressed by Paul Nuttall MEP, who is UKIP’s deputy leader.
Said Mr Atkinson: “We asked Paul to speak at the rally as he has a wealth of inside knowledge on why UKIP has increased in popularity and why it is so important for everyone to know the true facts of what being in the European Union means.”
For more information on UKIP, visit www.ukip.org
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