EXCLUSIVE: Bolton Received THOUSANDS Of £s From UKIP Branches
Yesterday saw the emergence of new credibility-shattering revelations regarding gap’s in Mr Bolton’s CV and his continued membership of the National Liberal Club, which has now been confirmed. However, it emerged last night that during Mr Bolton’s ‘Meet The Leader’ Tour, at least one branch held a whip-round which raised a figure in excess of £1,000. It has also been confirmed by sources within the branch that Telford provided Mr Bolton with £2,000.
Mr Bolton attended just such an event at the Tiverton branch on December 13th. Party members present have confirmed the whip-round happened after it was explained that Mr Bolton received no money for attending these events. One member told Kipper Central:
We were told he was funding his trip out of his own pocket and asked for contributions to cover his hotel costs so SW members contributed generously a total of £1100, many of whom are pensioners or on very low wages. They will all feel extremely let down and betrayed if the party was already paying his expenses
So, once again, serious questions have to be asked about what exactly monies Mr Bolton has received and what this money has been spent on. We can credibly dismiss Mr Bolton’s claim that he has received no money from the Party because in addition to the above we know he has received close to £10,000 from the NEC and this is a matter of public record. However, how much money has he received from Party branches and again what was it spent on? Was it spent on matters purely relating to Party business?
In order to establish the answers to these questions, I wrote to Party Chairman Paul Oakden last Friday and asked that he launch a formal inquiry into these matters. You can read this email below:
I hope you are well.
I am writing in reference to the below:
I am sure you will agree that the contending claims that are emerging raise grave and serious concerns about the use of Party money and whether Mr Bolton has been using it in a proper manner. I am writing, therefore, to request that this matter is looked into as a matter of utmost urgency.
In addition, I have been advised by Senior MEPs that an attempt was made to introduce Ms Marney at high-ranking Party meetings. Ms Marney herself listed her occupation being a ‘Political Commentator at UKIP’ on her Facebook profile. Prior to this news breaking, I spoke with Ms Marney in relation to Kipper Central as she had expressed a desire to write for us and, when quizzed about her role within UKIP, she replied: “It’s complicated, no-one is technically employed by UKIP nowadays are they”?
I am sure you will agree with me that this raises serious concerns about the role that she played in the Party. I am writing to ask that you yourself or the properly empowered body investigate these matters thoroughly as a matter of urgency because, and I am sure you will agree, Party members deserve transparency on these matters and need this information to make a fully informed choice at the upcoming EGM.
Editor-In-Chief, Kipper Central
I now publicly repeat that request and in addition urge that the matter of monies received from the event at Tiverton is included in this investigation. If your branch held a similar whip-round then please do not hesitate to contact us here at Kipper Central and we will forward your correspondence to Mr Oakden.