UKIP have announced that Ruth Keating will be their candidate for Oldham West & Royton in the General Election on the 8th June.
Married mother of two Ruth Keating (53), who lives and works locally, is hoping to be elected on June 8 in the seat currently held by Labour MP Jim McMahon.
Ruth Keating said “My aim is to represent the people of the Oldham West & Royton by lending a listening ear to local and national problems that affect the people of the borough, no matter how big or small.
“UKIP’s policy of reducing the foreign aid budget to fund our public-sector services, like the NHS, is something I would actively campaign for. This reduction would then free money which should be used to support British workers and regionally encourage manufacturing of goods, aiming to promote good business practice and encourage investment.
“I believe that social housing should be a priority as there are many homeless people in Oldham. Due to my opposition of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, I would focus on ensuring all available empty buildings, land where houses have been demolished, and brown field sites be used and not just considered.
“I campaigned for Brexit, and I believe that Brexit means Exit. I would be vocal on this issue in Parliament to ensure that the Prime Minister understands that 61 percent of Oldham did not vote for a ‘soft Brexit’.
“Finally, I would be an MP who will do my best in any given situation; supporting people, helping people and speaking for people and their concerns. By giving me your vote, I will champion the ordinary person whose voices are seldom heard.”