UKIP announces local NHS worker as by-election candidate

Fiona Mills is UKIP's candidate in the Copeland by-election Credit: ITV Border

A local NHS worker has been announced as UKIP's candidate for the Copeland by-election.

Fiona Mills, who was UKIP's candidate in Carlisle during the General Election, says she is "honoured and delighted" about the selection.

As UKIP Cumbria Chairman I travel all over the county and it is my feeling that people want a Member of Parliament who will truly represent them. I will do precisely that.

Fiona Mills, UKIP Copeland by-election candidate

Mills, who says she has worked for the NHS for 24 years, says the health service is one of the main issues for the constituency.

The main issues in Copeland are health service provision and the nuclear industry.

Fiona Mills, UKIP Copeland by-election candidate

UKIP Leader Paul Nuttall has expressed his support for the new candidate.

I cannot imagine anybody better to represent the people of Copeland, and I believe that in a constituency that firmly backed Brexit, in her they will find somebody on their wavelength and prepared to put in the extra yard for their interests.

Paul Nuttall, UKIP Leader