Radio station congratulated

Dear Editor,

Let me offer my congratulations to Oldham Community Radio 99.7 FM for receiving well deserved national recognition for their radio station.

They not only picked up three prizes in the Community Radio Awards but these included the gold award in the journalism category.

Well done to this not for profit organisation which serves not only the people of Oldham but many thousands in neighbouring boroughs.  Continue reading Radio station congratulated

Paul Nuttall elected UKIP Leader



Winning a comprehensive victory, Paul announced: “The country needs a strong UKIP more than ever before. If UKIP is to be an electoral force, there will be an impetus on Theresa May and her government to give us a real Brexit.
ukip-leadership-contest“I want to replace the Labour Party and make UKIP the patriotic voice of working people.”
Paul becomes the ninth leader of the Party since its formation in 1993.
On accepting his new position, he confirmed the Party’s chairman as Paul Oakden, who has been in the role since August and announced his Deputy Leader as Peter Whittle, the Party’s leader in the London Assembly. Patrick O’Flynn MEP will act as Principal Political Advisor to the new leader.

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Football Poppy Row



UKIP leadership contender Paul Nuttall is backing the Football Association’s stance against disciplinary proceedings brought by FIFA.

The proceedings follow the decision by the England and Scotland teams to wear poppies in their World Cup qualifier on Armistice Day. football

A row broke out before the game with the International Football Association Board (IFAB) stating that players cannot wear “political, religious or personal slogans, statements or images”.

The teams ignored the stricture and English Football Association chief executive Martin Glenn said they would wear black armbands carrying the poppy ‘as a point of principle’.

“I think that goes to the heart of it; it is a point of principle and well done to the players for standing up for it,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP and former footballer.

“The English and Scottish Football Associations have said they will contest any sanctions imposed and they have my wholehearted backing.  Continue reading Football Poppy Row

Leadership campaign event

UKIP leadership favourite Paul Nuttall MEP has spelled out his “unity” plans for the future of the party at a packed rally in Bolton.

pnsfMr Nuttall, North West MEP, received a rapturous welcome at the event at Whites Hotel at Bolton’s Macron Stadium last night (Mon).

His campaign to take over the mantle from Nigel Farage is being backed by various other party MEPs including Mike Hookem and Bill Etheridge, who were both present along with London Assembly member Peter Whittle, who days ago dropped out of the contest in favour of Paul.

Mr Nuttall spoke of his determination to unite the party if he is elected later this month and emphasised the role that UKIP still has in British politics following the EU referendum in June.

He also spoke of the importance of the party in the North and pointed out, “Politics is about empathy. In the days of Clement Attlee our Labour MPs came from the mines or factories or docks. This lot are a bunch of middle class intellectuals who wouldn’t know a council house if it fell out to the sky and hit them on the head.”

Mr Nuttall pointed out the success that UKIP has had at grass roots level with getting 500 councillors appointed including in Bolton and Hartlepool.

Among those present was Cllr Sean Hornby, leader of the UKIP group on Bolton Council.


High Court Referendum Ruling

Today’s High Court ruling calling for a Parliamentary vote on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty must not be allowed to de-rail Brexit, said UKIP leadership contender Paul Nuttall.

“I’m disappointed with the court’s decision and MPs should not try to use this to defy the decision of the British people.

“The decision to leave the EU was made by the majority of voters in this country and as we live in a democracy means this must be enacted,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP.

“We always knew there would be hurdles before we can finally shake off the shackles of the EU and the role of UKIP is hold the government’s feet to the fire and make sure the will of the people is obeyed.”


Poppy ban anger

November 1, 2016 



The decision to ban England and Scotland football players from wearing poppies in  their World Cup qualifier is “complete poppycock,” said UKIP leadership contender Paul Nuttall today.

“It is utter nonsense for FIFA to forbid them wearing poppies on their shirts because they sniffily consider it ‘a political statement’,” said Mr Nuttall, North West MEP. football

“It makes my blood absolutely boil that they should interfere in this way. How dare they? 

“Wearing a poppy to mark Remembrance Sunday is a proud tradition in this country and with the terrible conflicts still raging in the world it has never been more important to show respect for those who gave their lives to keep us safe.”


Support from Bolton

Bolton’s UKIP councillors are wholeheartedly backing MEP Paul Nuttall’s bid for the party leadership.

Mr Nuttall, North West Euro-MP and former UKIP deputy leader, has just announced his decision to contest the role following the resignation of Diane James. Paul bolton

The party has five councillors on Bolton council and their group leader, Sean Hornby said that the decision to support Mr Nuttall was because “he is the unity candidate.

“We need a northern leader and Paul Nuttall is the man for the role. We have already made impressive inroads into the Labour heartlands and I have no doubt – and nor does the Labour Party – that with Paul at the helm we will continue this progress,” said Mr Hornby.

“The Labour Party is in serious trouble and while UKIP has had some internal difficulties I know that if Paul is elected leader he will unite the party and Labour will be in even deeper trouble,” he added.


UKIP Leadership


North West MEP Paul Nuttall today (Sun) announced that he is standing for the leadership of UKIP.

Explaining his decision Mr Nuttall said, “Having spent six years as deputy leader and previously been chairman, I believe I am best suited to take the helm of the party when Nigel Farage, who has done a sterling job as captain, finally does get the chance to get his life back.

paul-nuttall-MEP“I stand first and foremost as a unifying candidate, demanding an end to the infighting and squabbling which performs just one purpose, that of delighting our rivals.

“I believe UKIP can simply be much bigger and better than this – but we have to work together as a united team to do so.

“And I promise this – from day one under my leadership, there is a clean slate for UKIP MEPs, domestic politicians and members. It will in effect be Day Zero. We will pull together to fight forwards, not backwards.  Continue reading UKIP Leadership

Waste Bin Microchip concerns

Dear Editor,

Residents are right to be very concerned following revelations that Bolton Council have introduced 300 new slimline waste bins which feature controversial microchips.

Although the council claim that they don’t have the software in place to use the microchips, I’m sure it will only be a matter of time before some bright-spark Labour councillor recommends that some expensive software package is put into place. bins

I’m also in no doubt that the council would then look to recoup the procurement cost by rolling out automatic charges – activated by the microchips – if households put too much waste in their bin.

Residents expect the council to empty their bins. They don’t expect to be snooped on in the process.

If Bolton Council really have no intention to use microchipped bins in the future they should get their act into gear now and locate the 300 microchipped bins currently in place and remove them at once.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Nuttall MEP

UKIP Member of the European Parliament for the the North West of England