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UKIP Leadership: Hustings are a Must!

August 12, 2017 // 56 Comments

Eleven candidates. Eleven!! I must admit, when the confirmed applicants for the UKIP leadership post finally appeared in an email yesterday evening, I briefly thought Steve Crowther and Piers Wauchope had accidentally inserted the names of a UKIP charity football team by mistake! In truth, it was a [...]

Report on the hustings in Wales

August 18, 2016 // 4 Comments

Yesterday evening the Leadership Hustings came to Wales. I was reminded of the song ‘99 bottles of beer on the wall’: having started out with seven prospective candidates on July 30th, there were now only four sitting on the podium. I won’t retell the Woolfe saga. Also, by now most of you [...]

Meet the Candidates: Elizabeth Jones

February 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

Somewhere nestled between the Old Kent Road and Tooley Street you will find Elizabeth Jones, UKIP’s #3 candidate on the London Region MEP list. Jones is a  determined London campaigner, feminist, seasoned family solicitor and avid arts consumer. We could not resist the call to enter South East [...]

Wythenshawe Campaign Trail – The Final Week

February 10, 2014 // 11 Comments

UKIP Daily goes to Wythenshawe and Sale East, to help fight it out on the battleground of the doorsteps! The main aim of this article is to show some photos of the “action on the ground” with activists at work, to try and give some feedback on how it is going, and to perhaps [...]

Meet the Candidates: Ray Finch

February 5, 2014 // 5 Comments

Ray Finch is Group Leader for UKIP on Hampshire County Council, and fourth on the SE MEP list. He works as Assistant to Nigel Farage. As a Councillor, he has embarrassed the Hampshire Labour Party by working with the unions to save dementia care homes in Hampshire when they refused to help save the [...]

Who are the rival candidates in the European Elections?

October 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

Now that the campaigning and balloting has come to an end, we are all well versed on who our European candidates are. But who are their rivals? Phillip Smith, an enterprising soul in the North West Hampshire branch, has pulled together a full list of MEP candidates in list order for the four main [...]

BREAKING: The MEP candidates announced

October 7, 2013 // 2 Comments

The full list of candidates for next year’s European elections has been announced, now in their list order as voted for by the members. It’s no surprise that the better known candidates raked in the most votes, with the members engaging very little with candidates online in the end. [...]