UKIP announces regional Euro election candidates

UKIP Euro candidate Jane Collins Credit: UKIP

UKIP has announced its candidates for next year's European elections.

In Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire the lead candidate is Jane Collins, the party's Regional Constituency Manager, who lives in Newport, East Yorkshire.

In recent years Jane has contested by-elections in Barnsley and Rotherham and come second each time.

UKIP Euro candidate Amjad Bashir Credit: UKIP

Next on the regional list is Amjad Bashir, the party's spokesman for small and medium business.

A successful entrepreneur and businessman he was drawn to UKIP by the pledge to escape from EU bureaucracy and red tape and has been working hard towards this end.

He has been a board member of the Bradford Chamber of Commerce, as well as a director of Bradford Training and Enterprise Council. He has also been been a director of Asian Business Development Network.

UKIP Euro candidate Mike Hookem Credit: UKIP

Third on the regional list is Hull based Mike Hookem, 60, who is the party''s Regional Chairman and travels hundreds of miles a month visiting branches.

An ex-Labour supporter Mr Hookem said, "We have a great team in this area and we are all working together to get our country back."

The other three candidates on UKIP's list for the region are Gary Shores, Jason Smith and Anne Murgatroyd.