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Key role in leadership team

Key role in leadership team

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has secured a key position in Henry Bolton’s new leadership team.

He joins the top table as Assistant Deputy Leader, along with fellow MEP Mike Hookem.

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MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit

MPs move to block Theresa May from signing ‘no deal’ Brexit

Why doesn’t Ken Clarke and his gang, some Labour, SNP, Liberal Democrat and Green MPS, understand that by fighting to give Parliament the ability to veto, or prevent by other legal means, a bad … Continue Reading »

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Action needed to close the attainment gap

Action needed to close the attainment gap

New figures showing Gypsy and Traveller children are the least likely to succeed at school of any ethnic group, have been described as shocking  by UKIP MEP James Carver 

Mr Carver, who repre… Continue Reading »

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Call for CCTV cameras on ferry decks

Call for CCTV cameras on ferry decks

A call for CCTV cameras to be installed on all passenger ferries has been made by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He made the appeal while speaking in the European Parliament in support … Continue Reading »

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New leader is great news for UKIP

New leader is great news for UKIP

Exciting times are ahead for UKIP with Henry Bolton as the party's new leader, said West Midlands MEP James Carver.

As the first UKIP MEP to come out in support of the former police and army offi… Continue Reading »

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Midlands engine revs up a gear

Midlands engine revs up a gear

The publication of a blueprint for major economic growth across the Midlands has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver as a “bold and ambitious” plan.

The Midlands Engine Visio… Continue Reading »

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Plea to halt PCCs' fire takeover bid

Plea to halt PCCs' fire takeover bid

West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling on the Home Secretary to abandon controversial plans for police and crime commissioners to take over fire authorities.

Mr Carver, whose area includes… Continue Reading »

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High time Labour remoaners signed off

High time Labour remoaners signed off

The Labour MPs who signed an open letter published in the Observer at the weekend, seeking membership of the single market post-Brexit must be naïve if they can’t see the potential damage to neg… Continue Reading »

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Sad passing of a Brexiteer

Sad passing of a Brexiteer

Condolences to the family of lifelong passionate Eurosceptic Sir Teddy Taylor, whose death was announced yesterday.

He opposed the UK’s entry into the Common Market, was a stalwart of the Maa… Continue Reading »

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Delight at diary giant's massive investment in Shropshire

Delight at diary giant's massive investment in Shropshire

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is "delighted" at the news German-owned Muller is investing £100 million in its Shropshire factories.

He said : "It is great news for the county's economy … Continue Reading »

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TV slot on politics show

TV slot on politics show

Tune into this week's BBC Sunday Politics programme at 11.30am to hear James talking about the UKIP leadership race, the relevance of the party now and his hopes for its future - hopefully with … Continue Reading »

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Re-think urged over hospital stroke unit closure plan

Re-think urged over hospital stroke unit closure plan

A West Midlands politician is calling for a re-think over proposals to close stroke services at Walsall Manor Hospital.

The plan, currently out to consultation, is to close the hyper-acute st… Continue Reading »

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We must never surrender control of our own defence

We must never surrender control of our own defence

We must not allow the Government to surrender control of UK defence to the EU as described in its Defence Partnership Paper, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “The language … Continue Reading »

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Britain's maritime industry will make waves post-Brexit

Britain's maritime industry will make waves post-Brexit

A Government pledge that it will work with Britain’s lucrative maritime industry to make it a world leader, has been welcomed by West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

He said: “I am delighted … Continue Reading »

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The UK must stay Gibraltar's rock

The UK must stay Gibraltar's rock

Following Gibraltar’s National day yesterday, West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver said it was good to hear the Rock’s  chief minister was keen to forge even stronger ties with the UK after Brexi… Continue Reading »

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MPs urged to support Withdrawal Bill

MPs urged to support Withdrawal Bill

MPs must support the Withdrawal Bill to avoid a “chaotic” exit from the European Union, insists West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver.

Speaking as the Commons prepares for today’s Second Readin… Continue Reading »

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Government urged to sprint on with Brum's Games bid

Government urged to sprint on with Brum's Games bid

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is pressing the Government to bid for Birmingham to host the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

His plea follows the announcement that Midlands’ capital has beate… Continue Reading »

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TUC risks becoming an irrelevance

TUC risks becoming an irrelevance

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver is urging the TUC to save itself from annihilation by pulling back from its anti-Brexit stance at next week’s conference and support the majority view of its … Continue Reading »

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A defining moment in the leadership race

A defining moment in the leadership race

West Midlands MEP James Carver is “over the moon” at the news that Nigel Farage is acting as Henry Bolton’s political referee in UKIP’s leadership race.

The announcement was tweeted by Mr Bol… Continue Reading »

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Solutions to costly unauthorised Gypsy encampments

Solutions to costly unauthorised Gypsy encampments

A West Midlands politician is urging councils to follow Sandwell’s lead and open transit sites for Gypsies and Travellers in a bid to crack down on costly unauthorised camps.

James Carver, a … Continue Reading »

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European Court of Justice must not be allowed to sneak in through the back door

European Court of Justice must not be allowed to sneak in through the back door

In negotiating the end of the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK, we must be mindful not to allow it back in through the back door, warns West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver… Continue Reading »

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Electoral reform is needed for a modern democracy

Electoral reform is needed for a modern democracy

Here in the UK, we are not generally quick to embrace change and indeed relish our traditions, but sometimes change is for the better and some traditions are best consigned to the history books,… Continue Reading »

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James Carver backs Henry Bolton's bid to become UKIP leader

James Carver backs Henry Bolton's bid to become UKIP leader

West Midlands UKIP MEP James Carver has today announced he is backing international security expert Henry Bolton as his party’s next leader.

With 10 candidates now standing for the role followi… Continue Reading »

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Call for action to halt escalating cost of rural crime

Call for action to halt escalating cost of rural crime

West Midlands MEP James Carver is calling for more action to combat rural crime after latest figures reveal the cost to Worcestershire has soared by almost a third.

The county was the 10th wo… Continue Reading »

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Comedy show belittling Brexit voters is no joke

Comedy show belittling Brexit voters  is no joke

A UKIP MEP has hit out at the BBC for spending licence-payers’ money on a spoof comedy show aimed at mocking the majority of the British people who voted for Brexit.

Steve Coogan’s inept char… Continue Reading »

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