Sunday, 25 May 2014

A statement from Nikki Sinclaire MEP

My employers have spoken, and it would seem I have been unsuccessful in my attempt to be re-elected as an MEP for the West Midlands region.
As a democrat, I of course accept their decision.

My supporters will be disappointed, and naturally I am too.

It has been an honour and a pleasure to represent 5.2 million constituents over the past five years. I have met thousands of people in my role, getting involved in community projects and giving a voice to the voiceless, and lending an ear when others simply wouldn't listen.

I'm also proud of the campaign we ran here in the West Midlands, far larger than anybody had ever seen before, and many thanks to those who spent time talking to me and the team on the campaign trail.

More importantly, thank you to everybody who took the time to vote for me on Thursday and for those who have stood by me.

As a conviction politician, I gave it my all and did the best I could. If you liked me or not, I stuck by my beliefs and gave an independent voice in a sea of party politics.

I will always be proud that it was our campaign that re-ignited the referendum debate and brought the Prime Minister to the despatch box.

I am also proud of 20 years of effort, campaigning for independence from the EU, which is now mainstream opinion.

I’d like to congratulate the successful candidates this evening and hope that they truly stand up for our region, and keep their promises to the people.