Mark Reckless, UKIP’s Director of Policy, joins Julia George on BBC’s Sunday Politics South East to discuss the forthcoming EU Referendum and why Britain is better off trading with Europe, but governing ourselves.
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UKIP’s Mark Reckless speaks to BBC’s Sunday Politics South East show following his general election defeat in Rochester and Strood.
Mark has been privileged to serve with Councillor Ted Baker as a ward colleague.
Ted is standing down at this election after over thirty years of service to Medway Council and the old Rochester upon Medway Council. Ted twice served as Mayor of Medway, in 2001/02 and again in 2011/12, and has been Deputy Mayor on five occasions.
Hundreds, probably thousands, of people across Rochester will recall Ted’s kindness and the help he has given to so many people on matters big and small. It is wonderful that Ted’s service to Rochester was marked by Medway Council making him an Honorary Alderman at its meeting on 23rd April. Mark Reckless said:
“Over the past 15 years Ted has taught me a great deal about Rochester and its history, as well as always putting constituents first. I am grateful to him. Many reading this will want to join me in wishing Ted and his wife Sylvia a very happy retirement”.
Speaking on Channel 4 News, Mark Reckless highlights the “extraordinarily impressive” national manifesto launched today.
I believe in Britain. We are a great country. Britons have always been amongst the most innovative and creative people on earth. Britain has led the way because Britons have been free. Those with power were held to account with government answering to the people.
Tragically this has begun to change. Power over Britain too often is wielded by people we cannot call to account. The established parties offer more of the same as they protect vested interests and business as usual. Only UKIP offers you real change.
I only stood for Parliament because I want to change how politics works. You are my boss. When I knew I had to change party to get us real change, I knew I had to ask your permission in a by-election.
I put the Rochester and Strood constituency at the centre of national debate. I helped secure over £13 million to rebuild our A&E at Medway hospital. I forced a Public Inquiry into the Conservative decision to approve building 5,000 houses in a bird sanctuary at Lodge Hill.
By re-electing me as your MP you can ensure that government has to listen to us, take action on immigration, and invest more in our local NHS.
I have helped over 8,000 people since I was elected as our MP. I will always be a local champion, putting the needs of our area first.
Please let me know if you would like to help with my campaign, particularly if you could spare even an hour or two on election day, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or completing the online form here.
If you would simply like to pledge your support for my campaign and UKIP with no commitment then please click here.
Only Mark Reckless can stop Boris Johnson destroying our Hoo Peninsula.
Mark led the campaign against Boris Island, and won!
If, as expected, Boris is soon Tory leader a Tory MP here would be whipped to back his airport.
Mark Reckless has a track record of beating Boris.
Nigel Farage has agreed with Mark that UKIP will block Boris as PM unless he drops his airport plan.
On 7th May, vote UKIP to save our Peninsula.
Sign Here To Say No To Boris and his Bonkers Airport!
Speaking on Sky News, Mark highlights UKIP as the party of REAL change.