Barrow-based chairman of UKIP Cumbria joins race to take leading role in party
Last updated at 16:57, Monday, 07 October 2013
THE Barrow-based chairman of UKIP Cumbria has thrown his hat into the ring to land one of the most important jobs in the party.
Noel Matthews has entered the race to be elected to UKIP’s National Executive Committee, led by Nigel Farage, whom he backs “100 per cent” as party leader.
And speaking about UKIP’s recent party conference, which he attended, Mr Matthews said MEP Godfrey Bloom’s comments about party activists being “sluts” was a disaster for the party.
There are 24 candidates in the election for the UKIP NEC and party members from all around the country are eligible to vote.
Mr Matthews said: “The national executive is the most senior body of the voluntary party. Every strategy decision and every policy decision has to be approved by that group.”
The results of the election should be known by the end of November.
Mr Bloom quit as a UKIP MEP after joking that party activists were sluts.
Mr Matthews added: “UKIP is a plain-speaking, common sense party. I like that.
“But do we really need to be testing that at every opportunity? On this occasion, an intemperate MEP was provoked and he took the bait and it was a disaster for us.”
First published at 16:52, Monday, 07 October 2013
Published by http://www.nwemail.co.uk
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I remember some very heated conversations regarding Mental Health Service Users residing at the Glen Garth Hostel in Abbey Road in the Evening Mail recently, there were some harsh & very hurtful & even Ignorant remarks from both Dicky & Old John expressed & thats OK thats there views? However looking at these new remarks regarding UKIP from the same gentlemen & I use this term loosely, It now makes perfect sense just how misguided a lot of there comments are, it appears there is little that separates there views other than being completely clueless & out of touch with reality, It really doesnt bode well for UKIP thank heavens, Ignorance is bliss, but it is not an excuse!
I agree wholeheartedly with Dicky - we want our country back, our institutions are for the native British not the destitute of Europe and anyone else who can get to these shores.The Westminster elite can chatter and spin all they want, only the people on the streets realise we have an almighty battle on our hands and a robust leadership is needed. I'll be voting UKIP too.
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