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Issue:- 13 February 2015

UKIP has officially opened it's campaign office on Lord Street, Southport

THE cry for change rang out loud on Lord Street, in Southport, when on Saturday, 7 February 2015, UKIP'S officially opened its campaign offices on Lord Street. The political party has nationally come under extremely close scrutiny over the last 2 years, as it grows in popularity. For many who are unsure of the main stream parties, UKIP is offering them a chance for change, as also does the likes of the Green Party. Unlike the Greens however, what UKIP is really about is not quite so apparent and it has received very mixed reporting in all areas of the media. Nationally, the Liberal Democrats, Labour and the Conservatives, seem to be increasingly focusing on fighting with each other, and mocking UKIP, so has this party got a chance to get in nationally, and what would happen if they do? We did a quick sample of 25 people this week. All randomly asked and from different backgrounds, just to see if they would be voting and also what party they are most likely to back. This was no way a scientific or proper survey, but interestingly, our Editor counted 10 people who intimated that that they were heading towards, but were moving away from traditional parties as they felt let down. 5 said they would be happy with anyone in, but UKIP. The rest, shockingly, were undecided, so much so as to say they might not even bother voting. This is a really small sample though, to us, it does suggest that this year's general elections might not be as straight forward as they have been in other years. One thing for certain, is that UKIP's new office, in its location next to one of the remaining Post Offices in Southport, is making people talk. Also it is encouraging its members to interact with the public, something many of the other parties have yet to start doing properly locally, as far as we can see.

We would be interested to hear your views on UKIP and also on the other parties, and on elections in general, so please do email us them to:- The video below (can also be played in a separate window), shows the opening of the office and also introduces all the UKIP Candidates, for the local elections in May 2015, and their Parliamentary Candidate. It also has an interesting section, explaining a bit more of what UKIP is about, via local election candidate, John Lion-Taylor, who stresses that:- "One of our main, local, objectives for Southport, is to regain Southport's Independence from Sefton." Over the next few weeks we, at Southport Reporter, will be contacting other parties standing on Merseyside and also we invite them to contact us to give their views.

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Deceased estates notice - Lilian May Jackam

Pursuant to the Trustee Act 1925, any persons having a claim against or an interest in the Estate of Lilian May Jackam (also known as Lillian May) Jackam (Deceased), late of Birch Abbey Rest Home, 55 Alexandra Road, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 9HD, UK, who died on 04/10/2018, are required to send particulars thereof in writing, to the undersigned Solicitors, on or before 24/05/2019, after which date the Estate will be distributed having regard only to claims and interests of which they have had notice. Churches Solicitors, 12 High Street, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 7BL, UK. Ref:- 'T553015.'

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