I have received a number of emails from constituents, supporters and UKIP members in which concerns are expressed about the way the EU referendum is being managed. People are very concerned that votes will not be counted, that ineligible members of the electorate have been able to cast votes and that the vote could be rigged.

This has been my reply to each of these messages:

“I feel that we all have to trust in the process and remember that the UK has a long and proud history at the forefront of democracy. We will, however, remain alert to any reports from people on the ground of any sort of activity that raises any suspicion of interfering with the will of the people in this vote of a lifetime. In the meantime, let’s keep up the dialogue and make sure that as many people as possible go out to vote so that we can be secure in the knowledge that whatever, the outcome, democracy has been served.”