speaks out at launch of new Burnham 'leave EU' campaign group
member of the European Parliament has joined dozens of residents
from across the Burnham-On-Sea area at the launch of a new pressure
group campigning for local people to vote against staying in the
new group 'Sedgemoor Leave.EU' was launched in Brent Knoll on
Friday by South West MEP Dr Julia Reid and Helen Hims, who was
Burnham's UKIP parliamentary candidate in last year's General
duo, pictured at Friday's launch in The Fox & Goose Inn, said
the group is gearing up for a hard fought campaign.
Hims told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The room was full to bursting
with almost 50 people. I had no idea how many people would come
but we had standing room only."
a lot of support locally to leave the EU and it's growing every
day. The EU seems to do something every day that makes it more
likely that we will leave. They are doing themselves a diservice."
will be getting out on to street canvassing and going door-to-door
in the Burnham area and talking to the public in the run-up to
Dr Julia Reid added: "I am optimistic of a win. I campaigned
in the original 1975 referendum and have waited over 40 years
for this to come along. I am a founder member of UKIP and have
been a member for over 22 years, so we have fought long and hard
for this referendum and it's only happening now because of the
arguments we have put forward to MPs. I am optimistic of success
for the Leave EU campaign in this area."
Hims added: "I won't pretend to be remotely 'on the fence';
I've always been quite certain we should leave this tired, failing
and expensive club, and take our place in the modern world."
will be featuring all groups and sides of the European debate
locally in the run-up to the vote