Councillor appointed to role on campaign to leave EU

Douglas Carswell MP, Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke and Matthew Elliott (CEO of Vote Leave).
Douglas Carswell MP, Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke and Matthew Elliott (CEO of Vote Leave).

A UKIP county councillor and runner-up election candidate for the Boston and Skegness constituency has been appointed to a leading role in a campaign to leave the EU.

Robin Hunter-Clarke Lincolnshire County Councillor for Skegness South, has joined the Vote Leave campaign as National Co-ordinator for his party.

The campaign is a cross-party group aiming to get people to vote to leave the European Union in the referendum which is set to be held before 2018.

Mr Hunter-Clarke, who will be campaigning with supporters from the Conservatives, Labour and UKIP said: “I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to play a big part in what is the most important decision this country has faced for a generation.

“I have campaigned for withdrawal from the EU since being 16 years of age, and this is my chance to make a real difference to our country.

“I will be travelling the length and breadth of this country, rallying the troops, and ensuring we convince as many as people as possible to ‘vote leave’.

“We can and will win this campaign”

Vote leave has the backing of MP’s across the spectrum, including UKIP’s sole MP Douglas Carswell.