The first letter to reach us after Bournemouth came from Lisa Duffy, who was one of the candidates in the Leadership elections:

Sir, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Ukip members who supported my leadership campaign and voted for me.

I am overwhelmed that 4,591 members considered me for leader, that is extremely humbling.

I would now urge our members to get behind the new leader and continue to work hard to make Ukip a winning force to be reckoned with.

We have a big job to do with getting the right Brexit deal, winning local elections next year and preparing for Westminster. We all have a part to play in the jigsaw that is Ukip so please play your part in being a candidate, delivering leaflets, Raising money or canvassing, writing letters to papers etc

I look forward to working with you all to make UKIP the main opposition in British Politics and winning in Westminster.

Once again thank you so much


Cllr Lisa Duffy”

So far, no other ‘Thank you, members’- letters by any of the other candidates have reached us, whose statements we have published here on UKIP Daily over the weeks of campaigning.

Our contributor Michael Keal sent us this letter:


After a long struggle I eventually found this video of Roger Helmer’s Conference Speech. I was very interested in what he had to say as he had footnoted on one of my comments opposing Hinckley saying it would create jobs (which it certainly would). Although he didn’t outright say so I gathered he was in favour.

Well, in his speech he clearly stated he had come to the conclusion it would be far too expensive and spoke unambiguously against it, calling it a ‘vanity project’ and expressing concern about the Chinese involvement. However, it was the rest of the speech that surprised and impressed me. One of the best of the conference in my view! Since you also missed it I thought you might want to watch it. Perhaps you might want to put the video on UKIP Daily for the rest of us that missed it.

Regards, Michael Keal


Michael Keal and the UKIP Daily editors missed that speech because we were all attending the UKIP Daily ”Fringe” meeting which took place at the same time.

And finally, we’d like to draw the attention of our readers to the event organised by the Bruges Group which we received this morning from the Chairman, Robert Oulds:


Birmingham Meeting – Monday, 3rd October – 1pm to 2.30pm

Brexit: Winning the Peace – Charting a new course

With the Speakers:

Charles Moore – James Delingpole – Professor David Myddelton



Lectures: 1pm – 1.45pm – Discussion: 1.45pm – 2.30pm


Dickens Conference Room – Birmingham & Midland Institute

Margaret Street, Birmingham B3 3BS


Charles Moore is a British journalist. He was also a Former Editor of The Spectator (1984–1990) The Sunday Telegraph (1992-1995) and The Daily Telegraph (1995 – 2003); he stood- down from the last post to spend more time writing Margaret Thatcher’s authorised biography. Moore currently writes for a number of the publications that he once edited. He was also the Chairman of the Policy Exchange think tank.

James Delingpole is a journalist, columnist and novelist. He has written for amongst other media The Times, The Daily Telegraph, and The Spectator. He is the author of How to be Right: The Essential Guide to Making Lefty Liberals History, Welcome to Obamaland: I Have Seen Your Future and It Doesn’t Work, and 365 Ways to Drive a Liberal Crazy. He is a “climate sceptic” who doubts the extent to which global warming is man-made (anthropogenic) or indeed even catastrophic. James is also the author of Watermelons: How Environmentalists are Killing the Planet, Destroying the Economy and Stealing your Children’s Future. This exposed how the environmental lobby are often green on the outside but red on the inside. James is currently the Executive Editor of an online news magazine.

Professor David Myddelton is a chartered accountant with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He has been Professor of Finance and Accounting at the Cranfield School of Management since 1972 (Emeritus since retiring in 2005). From 2001 was Chairman of the Trustees of the Institute of Economic Affairs, a free market think-tank, before standing down in 2015. He has written a number of textbooks on accounting and finance; and he has written other books on Inflation Accounting, the British Tax System and Accounting Standards. His two latest books are; They Meant Well: Government Project Disasters and Margins of Error in Accounting. He’s also a prolific writer of letters to the newspapers, especially the Financial Times.

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