FORMER Radio One disc jockey Mike Read is to speak at a Ukip meeting in Durham next week.

The broadcaster and former children’s TV presenter joined the party in 2012 and is now Ukip spokesman for culture and media.

Mr Read will be guest speaker at the public meeting in the Salutation Inn, in Framwellgate Moor on Saturday, February 8 starting at 2pm.

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He will be joined by Richard Elvin, Ukip’s North-East regional candidate for the forthcoming European elections.

Mr Elvin, who came second for Ukip at last year’s South Shields by-election, said "We are delighted that Mike has been able to fit this public event into his busy schedule.

"We look forward to hearing his views on why he believes the UK will be better off out of the EU".