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Ukip MEP employed 'dozens' of migrant workers and kept them in 'bunkhouses'

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Ukip MEP employed 'dozens' of migrant workers and kept them in 'bunkhouses'

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Central Government and also in Housing

Ukip MEP employed 'dozens' of migrant workers and kept them in 'bunkhouses' Ukip MEP employed 'dozens' of migrant workers and kept them in 'bunkhouses'

A Ukip MEP has admitted employing “dozens” of workers from eastern Europe and the Philippines and kept them in “bunkhouses” because he couldn't "find local workers" to do the jobs.

Nathan Gill (pictured), who was recently elected to represent Wales at the European Parliament, employed people from overseas to work at a number of care homes and other family businesses, providing services for Hull City Council.

Gill told the Western Mail that “this could look bad” for a politician who campaigned on Ukip’s anti-immigration message, but insisted that the family firm had been unable to “find local workers to do the jobs”.

He said Ukip had “never said it wants to stop all immigration – it wants to limit the numbers”.

As director of the various businesses, Gill oversaw the employment of dozens of people from Poland and other new EU countries as well as from the Philippines.

He said that they were kept in bunkhouses as “temporary accommodation… until they could get something more permanent”.

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