This in from UKIP HQ, in their own words. Ed
UKIP have today announced the list of candidates who will run in the South East in the 2014 European Elections.
The list was decided by a national ballot of party members and candidates were ranked accordingly.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage tops the list in the South East and is joined by Janice Atkinson and Diane James. Cllr Ray Finch who leads the UKIP group on Hampshire County Council holds the fourth position.
UKIP Leader Nigel Farage said:
“UKIP are putting forward a number of exceptionally high calibre candidates for the 2014 European Elections which we are hoping to win. The plan is now to turn the elections in May into a referendum for the British people and cause an earthquake in British politics.
“UKIP is the only party serious about quitting the EU and getting back control of our country from Brussels.”
Nigel Farage is a UKIP MEP for the South East of England. Elected in 1999, he has used his experience of the EU to increase awareness of its activities back home in the United Kingdom. He is the UKIP leader, a position which he has held since 2010. He recently came 2nd in the Daily Telegraph list of ‘Most Influential people on the Right.’
Janice is a political and social commentator for the Daily Express, the Huffington Post and formerly for the Daily Mail. In business, she provides trade not aid for the third world via www.gotradelive.com and is welfare policy advisor to UKIP. She believes in enabling women but not via quotas and tokenism. She was the Daily Mail’s Quentin Letts’ Woman of the Year in 2011 when he said she is ‘everything that Harriet Harman is not.’
UKIP Borough Councillor and Group Leader at Waverley Borough Council in Surrey, Diane James made headlines when she stood for UKIP in the Eastleigh by election in February 2013, narrowly missing out on becoming the UKIP’s first MP. An impressive local and national campaigner, she is committed to securing for the British people a referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the EU. Her experience in business makes her an ideal candidate to defend residents of the South East from unnecessary and unwanted EU regulation and bureaucracy.