UKIP is delighted to announce that long-serving Newtownabbey Borough Councillor Robert Hill has today joined the party.
Councillor Hill, a member of the DUP for fourteen years has made the decision to join the fastest growing political movement in modern politics.
Commenting on his decision to join UKIP, Councillor Hill said:
“It is fantastic to finally be a member of a party that offers a voice, and more importantly, a listening ear to its members. UKIP is a grass-roots movement that relies on the strength of its membership.”
“It is a great relief for me to now be part of a democratic party of the people after years in the DUP; a party which is daily becoming more and more of a dictatorship. The DUP has failed in its attempts to re-engage with the grassroots. More than that, the hierarchy of that party is now out of touch, and shows utter contempt for many of its own hard-working party members.”
Cllr Hill added:
“I have found UKIP a breath of fresh air, and a very welcoming party to people from all backgrounds. UKIP is a straight talking party with common sense that is willing to face up to the tough issues facing society, such as
uncontrolled immigration, and the costs and the constraints of EU membership; issues that the older parties try to dodge.”
“I am proud to say that I now belong to the UKIP family, and I look forward to playing my part in helping the party grow, not only here in Newtownabbey, but throughout Northern Ireland and the whole of the United Kingdom. I would urge others to do the same.”
Commenting on Councillor Hill’s decision to join the party, UKIP Leader in Northern Ireland, David McNarry MLA said:
“I am delighted to be able to welcome Councillor Hill into the UKIP family. Robert is well respected in the Newtownabbey and wider South Antrim area, with vast experience in local government and a track record of working hard for local people.”
“Robert will be a tremendous addition to our ever-growing team. We are pleased that he has chosen UKIP as his home. Like others before him, Robert has joined the party that dictates the narrative in modern-day politics throughout the United Kingdom. The antiquated parties of old are now playing a game of catch-up.”