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Ulster Unionist Bob Stoker defects to UKIP


Veteran Ulster Unionist councillor Bob Stoker has defected to UKIP, on the eve of his former party’s annual conference.

The former Lord Mayor of Belfast will strengthen Nigel Farage’s party - which has just one MLA, David McNarry - in local government.

Visiting Northern Ireland today, UKIP deputy leader Paul Nuttall appealed for more defections.

“People should come and join Bob in creating a people’s revolution in politics,” he said.

And Strangford MLA McNarry, also a former Ulster Unionist,  said: “Bob is known for his honesty and integrity, for his wisdom, hard work and political experience. He will be a great addition to the UKIP team in Northern Ireland.”

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