BREAKING NEWS: Walker, Coburn, Collins & Mason form ‘Management Team’
Ben Walker has released the following statement:
It is obvious that this party is teetering on the brink. We cannot go on under the current structure and in the current manner.
This election campaign has been long and very difficult, there are clearly too many candidates and the eventual winner could have a very small mandate from the party members to go forward.
To that end I and other candidates, Jane Collins, David Coburn and Marian Mason have formed a management team. There is a press statement coming out later today and a press conference on Monday am.
It is crucial that my supporters understand that under this new team of very experienced politicians and experienced Ukip members I will be appointed, on succesful election of the team, to be the Party Chair. i will be responsible for the changes to the structure and internal management I have campaigned so hard on.
I hope that my supporters will get behind this team, headed by Jane Collins MEP to take this party forward and build within it the unity we so badly need and ensure therefore a very successful and sound future.
Further statements will be made in due course.
I assume that if this team is headed by Jane Collins MEP then she will now be the candidate for this team and the rest are withdrawing?? More to follow! Confirmed: Ben Walker, David Coburn & Marion Mason have pulled out to support Jane Collins MEP. Ben Walker will be Chair, David Coburn Deputy if Jane Collins is successfully elected leader. PRESS CONFERENCE MONDAY WITH MORE DETAILS!