UKIP public meeting to be held in Ampthill

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The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is bringing its European election campaign to Ampthill next weekend.

The party will be holding a public meeting featuring their MEP, Stuart Agnew and the Party’s Head of Policy Tim Aker at 10.30pm on Saturday (March 22) at Parkside Community Hall.

Stuart Agnew MEP is a Norfolk farmer who serves on the European Parliament’s agriculture and fisheries committees.

He will outline his experiences of the EU’s anti-democratic legislative system.

He said: “We’ve stumbled our way through an unprecedented 8,500 amendments to the reform, only to discover that the Commission is attempting to use ‘Delegated Acts’ to re-write the revised proposals and return it to its original unsatisfactory format.

“The MEPs involved are in open rebellion and the reform is turning into a complete shambles that will not help UK farmers at all.”

He will also be talking about the EU’s role in the flooding crisis in Somerset.

Tim Aker, who heads up UKIP’s policy team and is number three on the Party’s candidate list in the East of England, will be talking about UKIP’s policy platform for the European Elections.

Mr Aker said: “We will be offering common sense policies designed to put Britain first.

We must extract our country from an organisation that is rapidly dismantling our democracy, bankrupting us, drowning our businesses in red tape and flooding us with unlimited numbers of economic migrants.”

There will a question and answer session during which members of the public will be able to put their questions to the candidates.

The meeting is open to the public and admission is free.