Thursday, 2 October 2008

UKIP choses candidate to fight for Chester seat

BUSINESSMAN Allan Weddell has been announced as UKIP's parliamentary candidate for Chester.
His selection was welcomed by party leader, Nigel Farage, who was at the city's Blossoms Hotel to meet him and other local activists on Tuesday.

"I'm delighted Allan is our candidate in the next General Election and I believe he would make an excellent MP," said Mr Farage, who was in the North West to spearhead the party's Euro-election campaign.

"The next elections will be the Euro elections on June 4 next year and it is important to highlight just how important these are to the British public.

"More than 75 per cent of our rules are handed down from Brussels and our membership of the EU costs very man, woman and child in this country £900 a year."

Mr Weddell, who is married with two grown-up children, is a company director from Queen's Park, Chester.

A former Conservative, he stood in the last two General Elections in Chester and the last two European Elections for UKIP.