Yorkshire & North Lincolnshire MEP, Mike Hookem has described himself as “honoured” to have been appointed as a key member of UKIP’s new leadership team following a reshuffle by recently elected party leader, Henry Bolton OBE.
Mr Hookem, who won election to the European Parliament as a UKIP MEP in 2014, was named ‘Assistant to the Deputy Leader’ in the new UKIP leadership structure this morning.
Speaking from Brussels, Mr Hookem said, “I have put my life and soul into building UKIP into a political force over the past ten years, so I am very honoured to be given the opportunity to continue my work under our new leader, Henry Bolton.”
“While many in politics have tried to write UKIP off following our referendum victory, I believe the best days of the party are still to come.
“This is especially the case as the Conservatives continue backsliding towards Brexit in name only, and the Labour party continue to dither on the sidelines.
“UKIP’s role in British politics is now more important than ever, as we are the only party truly committed to Brexit.
“As the old saying goes, ‘cometh the hour, cometh the man’, and I very much believe this is what has happened to UKIP. We needed a leader with the skills and experience to force through the Brexit the British people voted for, and I believe that we have just such a person in Henry Bolton.
“Henry, in my opinion, will very much be the “coming man’ of British politics over the next few months, so I will be honoured to serve as a key member of his management team.”