UKIP Leader Gerard Batten has appointed Councillor David Jones as the Spokesman for Northern Ireland. David was part of a package of 14 new Spokesmen appointed to his team.
Welcoming the appointment Councillor David Jones stated:
“I hope in my new role I can live up to the expectations of the leader and the Party.
I believe UKIP still has a fundamental role in achieving Brexit, especially when you take account of the present limbo into which the Government has placed the UK.
“Being from NI we must also be aware, as the only part of the UK with an EU border, that this issue must be addressed fairly and sensibly, not used as a political pawn, and does not become a ‘back door’ entry point to the U.K.”
Commenting further, Councillor Jones added:
“More than our EU Exit, I believe UKIP has a large part to play in standing up for the working people of this nation on all other areas and issues. We have policies that reach beyond Brexit; some of which have been taken on by other Parties. We must continue to champion these issue and bring them to the attention of the public locally and nationally.”
Also welcoming the news was Paul Girvan, Regional Controller of UKIP in Northern Ireland”
“On behalf of the branch, I just wanted to convey my hearty congratulations on your appointment as Northern Ireland Spokesman. While long overdue, this recognition from the party leadership is no less welcome. I consider this a red letter day for the local branch. It’s clear that both locally and nationally; UKIP has a role to play as the strong voice for the patriotic working people.”