UKIP’s Welwyn Hatfield candidate pinpoints Brexit as general election’s key issue

PUBLISHED: 16:42 31 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:42 31 May 2017

UKIP candidate Dean Milliken

UKIP candidate Dean Milliken

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UKIP’s Welwyn Hatfield candidate for the general election has identified his priorities ahead of the vote on June 8.

Dean Milliken, 49, who was born in Welwyn Garden City and has been a local bus driver for 23 years, claimed Brexit was the key issue in this election.

The father-of-four encouraged residents to prioritise a hard Brexit candidate over party colours, and stressed doing so would help to ensure Britain controlled its borders, which would improve the borough.

Mr Milliken said: “It should bring in less immigration and more jobs to the area, but obviously that’s looking in to the future. It should put less stress on housing, doctors and waiting lists.

“But I strongly emphasise I do not have a bit of racism in me. My two closest friends are originally from Africa, one was the best man at my wedding.”

Mr Milliken previously campaigned to be a Labour councillor, before growing disillusioned with Tony Blair’s policies and being inspired by Nigel Farage.

He added: “As a working class person, New Labour betrayed the working class people of this country through open door immigration, and they took us for useful idiots.”

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