UKIP Annual Conference

On assignment for Getty Images recently I headed to Doncaster Racecourse to cover the UK Independence Party annual conference. After increasing their vote share following the May General Election campaign the UKIP conference this year focussed primarily on the campaign to leave the European Union ahead of the upcoming referendum on EU membership.

After two long, busy and very purple coloured days I’ve included some of what I shot, edited to black and white below….

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Grassroots – Hartlepool

I was on assignment yesterday for Getty Images covering the UK Independence Party North east conference held at the Borough Hall in Hartlepool. The event brought together members of the party to listen to a series of speakers from the party leadership including their party leader Nigel Farage, the Deputy Leader Paul Nuttall and the MEP for the north east region Jonathan Arnott.

The aim of the conference was to discuss a number of issues relating to the party and to help motivate delegates and UKIP members on the build up to the elections in May.

As with any political event like this it’s always a hectic day trying to get the pictures of the personalities and trying to catch some expressions and a bit of emotion – hopefully with eyeline to the camera – along with some pictures to show a bit of the background ‘colour’ as well as getting pictures of those delegates attending the event. Mixed in with all this you have to find the time to edit, caption and file pictures back to the desk several times through the day. But despite the chaotic nature of it all they’re still quite good fun to cover and in time you can learn to tune out to a degree much of what the various speakers might be going on about which sometimes helps!

Here’s just a small selection of pictures from the day…

 

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Grassroots – Dormanstown

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UK Independence Party visit

The leader of the UK Independence Party Nigel Farage visited Yarm and Gateshead recently as part of a north-east tour ahead of next month’s European elections.

During the visit to Yarm he spoke briefly to a couple of local shopkeepers as he bought some bacon and Cumberland sausages from a butcher and some red roses as button holes from a florist to mark St George’s Day. He also spoke briefly to a few members of the public before answering questions from the media.

Later that evening and just before he arrived to speak at a public meeting at the Sage building in Gateshead there was a small demonstration outside which saw a small number of EDL supporters and anti-UKIP protesters exchange opinions but which ultimately passed off without incident.

Mr Farage then addressed around 1500 people who had attended the public meeting.

 

Below are a few of my pictures from the day…

 

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Some of the pictures that made the papers next day……

 

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The Independent

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The ‘I’ newspaper

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