Paul Nuttall is announced as the new leader of UKIP. Immediately acting on the power, he vowed to replace the Labour Party as “the patriotic party of the working people.” Nuttall is a former university history lecturer. Paul won the UKIP leadership and took over from Nigel Farage, who was made as an interim leader.
Paul Nuttall: The New Leader of UKIP Party
The members cast their votes, and the MEP for North-West England won 62.6 percent which is an overwhelming margin over Suzanne Evans, the former deputy chairwoman (19.3 per cent) and little-known John Rees-Evans (18.1 per cent).
Paul is going to face a fight to maintain the relevance of UKIP after the migration of supporters, members, and money to the Conservatives after the Brexit vote. According to Nuttall, he is confident of wooing pro-Brexit Labour supporters in the north of England. They are demanding stronger stances on the EU and immigration.
At the weekend, he said: “We have this fantastic opportunity, which we’ve never had before to this extent, to move into Labour working-class communities and mop up votes.
“I think in some of these communities we can replace the Labour party in the next five years and become the patriotic party of the working people.”
Mr. Nuttall has strongly right-wing views on crime, opposed abortion and suggested a referendum on the reintroduction of the death penalty for child killers.
Labour campaign co-ordinator Jon Trickett said: “You only need to know one thing about UKIP’s new leader, Paul Nuttall: he wants privatization in the NHS.
“Paul Nuttall has welcomed privatization of the health service, arguing that ‘the very existence of the NHS stifles competition.’ By electing Paul as their leader, Ukip has sent a clear message that they pose a threat to our NHS.”
A Conservative Party spokesman said: “Now on their third leader in as many months, Ukip are too divided, distracted and incompetent to offer any serious solutions for the people of Britain.
“After a leadership contest which the winner himself has described as ‘utterly shambolic,’ we’ve seen brawls and squabbling – but nothing about the issues facing ordinary working people.
“It’s the Conservative Party which held a referendum and is now delivering on the people’s verdict.
“We will deliver Brexit and more control on immigration – while Ukip continues to squabble on the sidelines.”