Letter from Richard Ford, Chairman UKIP Gloucestershire
Dear UKIP Gloucestershire member,
They say that you wait a long time for a bus and then two come along at once!
After Gerard Batten MEP’s successful recent visit UKIP Deputy Leader and Fisheries Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP will be in Gloucestershire on Tuesday of next week, 3rd April, as part of his tour of the South West. He will be visiting the Severn and Wye Smokery at Westbury on Severn and UK Glass Eels at Over before travelling to Newlyn and Brixham to meet fishermen there.
Mike will be staying in Gloucester on Tuesday evening so we have arranged an informal get together at the Fountain Inn in Westgate Street, Gloucester at 7.30 pm.
Of course entrance to this will be free and there will be opportunity for you to meet the party’s Deputy Leader and to put to him any questions which you may have about the future direction of the party or about anything else you may choose — not just about fishing.
As well as a fishing background Mike also has a military one and he was previously the UKIP Defence and Veterans’ Spokesman.
I hope to see as many of you as can make it on Tuesday.
Have a good Easter.
And here is the accompanying Press Release from UKIP Gloucestershire, sent by UKIP Gloucestershire Press Officer Glen Gogerly:
UKIP Deputy Leader and Fisheries Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP is to visit the Forest of Dean and Gloucester on Tuesday 3rd April as part of his tour of the South West fighting for the future of Britain’s fishing industry.
Mr Hookem will visit the Severn and Wye Smokery at Chaxhill near Westbury on Severn and UK Glass Eels at Over to learn about the challenges facing Gloucestershire’s historic elver fishery and to discuss its future, before addressing an evening meeting at the Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, Gloucester.
Commented Richard Ford, Chairman of UKIP Gloucestershire :
“We are absolutely delighted that Mike has included the Forest of Dean and Gloucester as part of his tour of fishing communities in the South West. He will also be visiting Brixham in Devon, and Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall. Fishing — both deep sea and inland as here in Gloucestershire — is much in the news at the moment and is severely under threat from the weak Brexit transition arrangements being proposed by Theresa May’s government. As a prominent MEP Mike Hookem has been extremely active in the European Parliament and elsewhere in ensuring that the voices of British fishermen and their families are heard.”
Mike Hookem is a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber and is a Fisheries Spokesman for the EFDD Parliamentary Group. Mike grew up in a fishing family in Hull.