UKIP Deputy Leader and Fisheries Spokesman Mike Hookem MEP is to visit the Forest of Dean and Gloucester on Tuesday 3rd April as part of his tour of the South West fighting for the future of Britain’s fishing industry.
Mr Hookem will visit the Severn and Wye Smokery at Chaxhill near Westbury on Severn and UK Glass Eels at Over to learn about the challenges facing Gloucestershire’s historic elver fishery and to discuss its future, before addressing an evening meeting at the Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, Gloucester.
Commented Richard Ford, Chairman of UKIP Gloucestershire :- “We are absolutely delighted that Mike has included the Forest of Dean and Gloucester as part of his tour of fishing communities in the South West. He will also be visiting Brixham in Devon, and Newlyn and Penzance in Cornwall. Fishing — both deep sea and inland as here in Gloucestershire — is much in the news at the moment and is severely under threat from the weak Brexit transition arrangements being proposed by Theresa May’s government.
As a prominent MEP Mike Hookem has been extremely active in the European Parliament and elsewhere in ensuring that the voices of British fishermen and their families are heard. ”
Mike Hookem is a Member of the European Parliament for Yorkshire and the Humber and is a Fisheries Spokesman for the EFDD Parliamentary Group. Mike grew up in a fishing family in Hull.
Meet Mike Hookem MEP Deputy Leader of UKIP at the Fountain Inn, Westgate Street, GLOUCESTER at 7.30 pm on Tuesday 3rd April.
Entrance free. All welcome.