Press Conference for new leadership team #UKIPUnited
Jane Collins MEP, candidate for UKIP leader, will be joined by the three leadership candidates who have stepped aside to support her as part of a team running to reform the party.
Ms Collins will be making a speech and taking questions regarding the announcement that she will be the name on the ballot paper for a ‘slate’ of four candidates who will be setting out their vision for UKIP and their decision remove their names from the ballot paper as well as answering questions.
The other former candidates are Ben Walker, Marion Mason and David Coburn MEP.
The event will take place on
Monday 4th September
The Institute of Mechanical Engineers
1 Birdcage Walk
Westminster SW1H 9JJ
Start time 10.00.
All three team members will have senior roles in the party should Collins secure the support of the membership with Mr Walker confirmed as Chairman.
They bring with them their support base and their backers to bring a new edge to the contest which has been cited as the most important election UKIP has ever faced.
Jane Collins said:
“I am humbled that Ben Walker, Marion Mason and David Coburn have withdrawn from the contest for UKIP leader to join me in a team which will drive forward the libertarian agenda and make UKIP a winning party once again,” said Ms Collins.
“I am sure many of their supporters will have questions to ask and want reassurance that the candidate they supported for leader will have a senior role in any party I lead in order to bring about their pledges particularly on direction and reform.
“Having been involved in UKIP since 1998 I am not prepared to see it turned into an extreme pressure group or have the democratic structures which give the grass roots a real say in the party eroded by the new – and hopefully temporary ‘ ‘UKIP establishment’.
“We want our country back and we want our party back.”
This event will be streamed live and can be watched on Ben Walker’s Facebook page:
Press Release from Team ‘UKIP United’ after their Press conference
UKIP MEP Jane Collins issued a rallying cry to party members as she told a press conference in London today “I want my party back”.