UKIP announce candidate for Henley constituency

Christopher Jones, the UKIP candidate for Henley
Christopher Jones, the UKIP candidate for Henley

The UK Independence Party has announced its candidate for the Henley constituency - which includes Thame - ahead of this year’s election.

Christopher Jones has been announced as a replacement for Barry Cooper, who stood down due to what UKIP said were changes in his professional and family commitments.

Mr Jones, who lives in Goring-on-Thames, said that as Thame was on the other side of the patch he was working hard to familiarise himself with the area.

He said: “A lot of people on the committees I am involved with do live in Thame so I am talking to them and doing my research.”

Mr Jones, 46, added: “I have never been a member of any political party in the past but I decided to join UKIP because I feel they offer things that other parties do not.”

Mr Jones added ‘he supported all of UKIP’s policies.’

These include ‘protecting jobs and increasing prosperity, repairing the UK economy, reducing debts to our grandchildren, prioritising education and skills and honouring the military covenant’.