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Farage backs Paisley

Thursday, 25 May 2017

THE former UKIP leader and arch 'Brexit' campaigner, Nigel Farage, has backed Ian Paisley's bid to retain his seat in North Antrim.
His support comes in a letter in which the MEP, the first British politician to meet US President, Donald Trump, after his election, says he "had the pleasure" of working with the former MP on the leave campaign.
Mr Paisley said: "I worked closely with Nigel across the UK on the 'Brexit' campaign and I am delighted that he has given me this superb endorsement.
“It is essential that, as we move forward into negotiations, we have members of Parliament who are up for the challenge those negotiations bring.
“This is Nigel's main intervention in the General Election and I am honoured that he has given me this endorsement. "
In his letter Mr Farage, said: "One of the greatest achievements in the referendum campaign was for the Leave side to bring together a genuine cross-party alliance.
“In the case of those historic months I had the pleasure of working with Ian Paisley.
“There can be no doubt he is 100% committee to the United Kingdom regaining its sovereignty and I am happy to support his candidacy in North Antrim."
North Antrim TUV candidate, Timothy Gaston, said the election was about two 'Unions.'
He added: "The first, the Union with GB, requires to be cherished and strengthened, the second, the European Union, we need to escape from.
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.

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