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Sunday, 21 December 2014

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Deputy UKIP leader in Carlisle today

The deputy leader of the UK Independence Party is campaigning in Carlisle tonight ahead of the European Parliament elections on May 22.

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Paul Nuttall

Paul Nuttall, from Merseyside, is already one of the eight European MPs for the north west of England.

He aims to retain the seat he won in 2009 and, as lead candidate on the UKIP slate, is almost certain to be re-elected under the proportional representation system used for European polls.

Mr Nuttall, 37, once played football for Tranmere Rovers and went on to become a history lecturer.

He served as chairman of UKIP for two years before becoming deputy leader in 2010.

Aside from the EU, one of his main political hobby horses is the plight of the pub, which he describes as “a great British institution under threat”.

He said: “When you shut a pub you kill debate. Every pub is a Parliament. It’s a place where young and old meet with no class boundaries.”

Mr Nuttall is addressing a public meeting at The Shepherds Inn and Auctioneer, at Rosehill, Carlisle, at 7.30pm.
He will share a platform with John Stanyer, of Brocklebank near Wigton, who is also a UKIP candidate in the north west but, as eighth on the UKIP slate, has almost no chance of being elected.

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