MEPs to speak at UKIP conference in Pontefract

Paul Nuttall MEP
Paul Nuttall MEP

Members of the UK Independence Party will hold their regional conference in Pontefract tomorrow.

Around 200 members of the party will be at the King’s Croft Hotel, on Wakefield Road, for UKIP’s Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire conference.

It is being held ahead of UKIP’s leadership election at the end of this month.

Speakers will include UKIP members of the European Parliament, along with leadership candidate Paul Nuttall MEP and parliamentary spokeswoman Suzanne Evans.

Nathan Garbutt, UKIP parliamentary candidate for Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford, said: “I am delighted Pontefract is hosting this conference.

“Pontefract was UKIP’s only parliamentary second place in West Yorkshire at the 2015 general election, and the Wakefield district polled strongly in favour of leaving the EU at the referendum.”