UKIP leader Nigel Farage MEP has called on young people in Milton Keynes to help his party grow.
Speaking on the Buckinghamshire leg of his ‘Common Sense Tour’ in Great Missenden last Thursday, Mr Farage was keen to rally up support ahead of council elections on May 2.
MK already has a UKIP councillor, in the form of Lee Barney, and Mr Farage was aware of the work the branch has been doing in the city, as well as the need for younger members.
He said: “As I understand it we have a good active branch in Milton Keynes in the sense that when the local council seats come up we always have a full house of candidates.
“I know branch membership is growing and really the answer for Milton Keynes is the answer for every branch in UKIP around the country – we need a younger, more active membership.
“A lot of our people are great people, but getting a bit long in the tooth and youth brings enthusiasm, it brings younger and healthier legs which means we can get more leaflets out more quickly.
“And it’s about growth, because we need to grow and really get more young people on board.”