Applications Open for MEP Candidates
Copies of Independence News (UKIP magazine for its members) have been landing on doorsteps this week. They contain full details of the selection process and how to apply. Anyone wanting to get hold of a nomination pack should request a nomination pack by email to the dedicated email address email@example.com or by post to MEP Selection, Lexdrum House, PO Box 408, Newton Abbot, TQ12 9BG. Nomination packs must be requested by May 31.
Four more councillors join UKIP since electionSince the County Council elections less than a fortnight ago, UKIP have gained four council seats through defections – one on Thanet District Council in Kent, one on Allerdale Borough Council in Cumbria, one on Stocksbridge Town Council in South Yorkshire (over the proposed closure of Stocksbridge Leisure Centre) and one on Ramsgate Town Council in Kent. The total number of UKIP councillors (above Parish/Town Council level) has now passed 200, and the total including Parish and Town Councils is well over 300. Welcome to all of the new UKIP councillors!
Petition for UKIP to be included in televised debatesWe have created an E Petition for UKIP to be included in the televised debates for the 2015 General Election. If you haven’t yet signed it, you may wish to do so: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/43153.
Young Independence Universities OfficerIf you are at on eof the excellent Universities in Wales, and wish to join UKIP, or are already a member, Young Independence Universities Officer Liam Porter is building a contacts list of UKIP members who are currently at university. Could you please let Liam know by email? Information which would be useful is your name, membership number, the year you will graduate and the university at which you are currently studying. Please contact Liam directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nigel Farage reacts to Cameron ‘promise’ over referendumAfter David Cameron produced the draft Bill for a referendum on the European Union, planned for 2017, UKIP Leader Nigel Farage MEP has responded: "This promise does not have the weight of law because no parliament can bind its successor. The EU referendum bill is 490 words long with the Scottish Independence Referendum bill is over 62 thousand words. It´s evident, this bill was scrawled up on the back of an envelope in a few hours, and it is meaningless. Cameron has promised to campaign to stay in the EU come what may. He has also made un-kept promises before. No-one believes him now. This bill is the last desperate play on a man in a panic. Sadly for him, he has now come onto UKIP turf, and on this issue, UKIP will surely win."
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Everyone at UKIP Wales, joins the whole Nation in congratulations and thanks, to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
She has served us selflessly for 60 years, giving us a constant and stable figure head in an ever changing world.
Long May She Reign