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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 [...]

Meeting Five Candidates

August 10, 2017 // 13 Comments

Last evening (8th August 2017) I had an opportunity with about 80 other people in Dorchester, Dorset to meet five of the contenders for leadership of UKIP.  They were Dave Allen, Dave Kurten, Aidan Powlesland, Ben Walker, and Peter Whittle. All 11 were invited but Anne Marie Waters and John [...]

UKIP Leadership hustings

August 2, 2017 // 21 Comments

The following is an extract from the London UKIP Regional Chairman’s email newsletter, reproduced here with the permission of Freddy Vacha, as it contains information that members nationally may find useful regarding the leadership election and hustings.     I will be holding, with [...]

The Leadership campaign – what a strange week!

November 5, 2016 // 30 Comments

A week ago, we thought there were five candidates prepared to hand in their applications on Monday, 31st October: Suzanne Evans, Raheem Kassam, Paul Nuttall, John Rees Evans and Peter Whittle. Today, on Guy Fawkes Day, there are only three left: Suzanne Evans, Paul Nuttall and John Rees Evans. Mr [...]

UKIP Leadership – To the Westminster hustings!

November 2, 2016 // 39 Comments

Last night’s hustings for the UKIP leadership was held in Westminster at the Emmanuel Centre.  All the candidates were present for a change; Paul Nuttal, Suzanne Evans, Peter Whittle and John Rees-Evans. Of course, if two of those candidates have a secret pact, about which more in a moment, then [...]


August 25, 2016 // 5 Comments

When I wrote my previous article on the UKIP leadership race, I was concerned for the future for the party. Our charismatic leader had stood down and, wracked with infighting and some of our most promising lieutenants out of the race, we seemed to be showing ourselves as an amateur party in the [...]

Leadership Candidates’ Statements: Bill Etheridge

August 21, 2016 // 6 Comments

[Ed: we received the following contribution from Bill Etheridge’s office, following our appeal to the leadership candidates to lay out their stall for our readers.]   We’re always at our best when we’re fighting a cause UKIP leadership hopeful Bill Etheridge MEP has said the [...]

Transforming hustings into UKIP votes

March 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Hustings meetings and other public events are an opportunity for the public to ask their questions and hear UKIP policies that the media won’t broadcast. In the audience could be people who are wavering voters, not sure who to vote for. Giving good answers to questions will help people see the [...]

UKIP are reviving our democracy – to the hustings!

November 26, 2014 // 1 Comment

UKIP are breathing new life into our elections and engaging with people that seemed resigned to political apathy. As each election and by-election passes, more and more people are voting for UKIP who did not vote at all for many years. I spoke to people in Clacton desperate to get on the electoral [...]