WATCH: Gerard Batten – I Will Be Cutting UKIP Membership Fees By AT LEAST £15
UKIP Interim Leader Gerard Batten has said that he intends to reduce UKIP membership fees by at least £15, from the current figure of £35 which was set by former leader Henry Bolton.
During his short-lived tenure, infamous former leader Henry Bolton raised the minimum membership fee from £15 to £35 and increased fees for young people by 900%; from £2 to £20.
Speaking to Iain Dale on LBC, Mr Batten was asked what the reduced fee would be, to which he responded: “I haven’t worked that out yet so I’m not going to give an exact figure because I’ve got to do that with the Treasurer. I can’t make a commitment.
“Henry Bolton put it up, I’m afraid to £35 which is too much for most people. It was £30.
“We have a special offer of £20 for veterans so I would at least want to see that special offer reduced to £20 for a limited period.
“Let’s see how many people we can get on board!”
Speaking exclusively to Kipper Central, Young Independence Chairman Nathan Ryding said: “I am delighted that Gerard is bringing in lower membership fees for our party – this will help encourage young people to get stuck in with our party and help Young Independence with the great on-the-ground work we’re already doing.
“I look forward to working with Gerard on this and a number of other ideas we have to engage young people and involve them in the great work that UKIP is doing!”