Another Lincolnshire Highlights news story…
The new Brexit Party candidate for Skegness and Boston has said the towns will thrive if the UK leaves the EU without a deal.
Jonothan Bullock MEP has been announced as the party’s prospective parliamentary candidate. Mr Bullock is currently one of four MEPs for the East Midlands after defecting from the UKIP party to the Brexit Party last year.
Mr Bullock, who is originally from Nottingham and now lives in Northamptonshire, supports a no-deal Brexit and has criticised the current MP, Matt Warman, for voting remain and then supporting Theresa May’s ‘watered-down’ proposal earlier this year.
He said: “I have always been an advocate of a no-deal Brexit and I am absolutely in agreement with the 75 per cent who voted to leave.
“They’re not being represented.
“I think there will be lots of benefits. Local entrepreneurs will have their opportunity to trade properly without any restrictions in place with places like America and Australia. This will benefit local people.
“We will be saving billions of pounds a year. Towns like Boston and Skegness, seaside resorts, should benefit from this kind of money. If I was elected I would make sure that that money is used to improve the area.”
More than 75 per cent of people in the constituency voted to leave the EU in the 2016 referendum.
When asked about non-Brexit related issues he would be first to take on should he get the job, he pointed to broadband speeds and poor infastructure on the coast.
He continued: “This will be a Brexit election. We have got to get out and get on with it. It’s very important that Boston and Skegness are represented by someone who is with them. I’m one of them.”
Mr Bullock has told Lincolnshire Live that he would give up his position as an MEP should he be elected as an MP.
His fellow Brexit Party MEP for the East Midlands, Aunnunziata Rees-Mogg, who lives near Skegness, said she was delighted Mr Bullock has been named as a prospective candidate for the area.
She said: “I would like to congratulate Jonathan – I look forward to campaigning with him.
“Jonathan will fight for Brexit and fight to restore trust in our democracy, which has been betrayed by the Government and the political classes.”
Boris Johnson is yet to call a general election, although numerous reports suggest he is considering doing so before October 31.