AMID UKIP’s less than smooth start to the leadership contest, Yorkshireman Mike Hookem rises above the disarray with an offer to Labour voters he believes will make them switch sides.
The Yorkshire and the Humber MEP is running to be the next deputy leader of Ukip, with West Midlands MEP Bill Etheridge as leader. This duo span the left and right of the party and know best how to appeal to the working man and woman, claims Mr Hookem, a former military engineer.
He said: “Bill has always been a policy man and he’s has put a lot of policy together that will help the working man and woman and bring on the Labour vote. That is where the party is going. Everybody knows that’s our direction and we have to capitalise on this.”