Since 1996 UKIP has been fighting to return full sovereignty to Westminster. UKIP alone fought to expose the democractic deficit that existed as members of the EU and if it had not been for the dogged determination of UKIP there would have been no referendum.
We thank all of our past and present activists who have given freely their time and energy for this important cause which has now been won.
Our branch joined forces with other activists to form a Vote Leave group for the Skipton and Ripon constituency. We have worked together leaving our party politics to one side whilst we took on the Government, big business and academia to win the referendum.
A big thank you to all those activists who have tramped the streets leafleting, running stalls, organising events and meetings, putting up and taking down posters/banners, distributing campaign material, canvassing and acting as counting agents.
We have won the EU Referendum and the Government have said ‘Brexit means Brexit’ but we must ensure it is fully executed and to safeguard our birthright of self governance, it will require eternal diligence.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.