UKIP’s Young Independence Elects Reece Coombes as New South West Chair Unopposed
UKIP’s youth wing, Young Independence has elected Reece Coombes as the new South West Regional Chairman. Reece, 16, is also the Young Independence Secretary of the UKIP Weston-super-Mare branch and is the owner & founder of Kipper Central, a UKIP community blog (which you are reading right now).
Reece said “I’m delighted to have been elected to this role to help make the South West into an excellent region for YI. I’m in the process of getting in touch with members to address their concerns and get them more involved, as well as organising a number of action days in the region. The more we do in the public domain, the more support we will get, so we’re gonna do absolutely everything we can.”
“The media portray today’s youth as very liberal but from my experience, we’re actually rather more right-wing than the likes of the BBC would have you think but people are too scared to admit it. I want to set an example to all young people to prove that being in UKIP is far from crazy like many schools would preach but that it is actually a very strong and brave move to serve our great nation and its people.”
Despite not facing an election, Reece produced a 4-page manifesto so that members could hold him to account. He said “While I wasn’t facing an election, I wanted to produce a professional, realistic and practical manifesto so that I can be held accountable by members in the region. Reece published his manifesto on Kipper Central, which you can find here.
Reece’s election marks the fifth extra regional chairman across the country in under a month, following the national council’s efforts to elect as many as possible resulting in four new regional chairmen last month.
Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, Will Donnelly, who has been leading the efforts to get more regional chairmen elected in his role as secretary, said “I’m delighted that Reece has joined the YI National Council. His enthusiasm is evident to all and the whole council were thoroughly impressed by his manifesto. Reece has already got action days set up and has excellent experience in a variety of fields, including his running of Kipper Central, which I’m sure will he will use expertly in the coming months. I look forward to working with Reece and boosting our YI presence in the South West area.”