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Thursday, 16 February 2012

'Democracy' in UKIP: Nigel Farage changes the London Assembly list as he doesn't like the result of the election

Lawrence Webb: The victim of dirty tricks in London

Democracy is already dead in UKIP. Just ask UKIP members in London if you doubt us!

The internal elections for the London Assembly were held and this was the result:

1 David Coburn
2 Lawrence Webb
3 Paul Oakley
4 Steven Woolfe
5 Helen Dixon
6 Elizabeth Jones

Nigel was not happy with this result as Steven Woolfe - his chosen candidate  - had failed to come top. So Farage had the list changed!

1 Steven Woolfe,
2 David Coburn,
3 Lawrence Webb,
4 Helen Dixon,
5 Elizabeth Jones
6 Paul Oakley

And why is Steven Woolfe the chosen one? Because he can be counted on to do as he told. And that is why Mr Woolfe has been promised a top slot on the MEP lists. As we have said before:

Steven Woolfe - London Assembly candidate and Farage sycophant - has been promised a lead position on one of the lists. More than one one source has told Junius that Farage wants Woolfe to replace Gerard Batten as lead London MEP candidate. Indeed, the assembly list was altered to ensure that Woolfe became lead candidate despite David Coburn having received the most votes in the internal party elections for the list. Woolfe should have been fourth on the list but Farage - via the NEC - changed it!

And how we laughed when a slightly drunk Farage was witnessed reading the riot act to Woolfe outside a Westminster pub. This concerned Steven's reluctance to stand in the London Assembly elections. Nigel was heard to tell him that standing in the LA elections was essential if he still wanted to become an MEP. Farage also boasted that HE would have the final say on who stands as an MEP after the proposed constitutional changes were approved because, "I will control the lists as I control the NEC". LINK

And remember this extract from an email from Vanessa Crichton?

Also the membership vote for the Assembly List was re-jigged so the first 2 voted to the top of the list were put further down.  I am not happy about this because this is not acceptable in a party purporting to be democratic. LINK

Why are the leadership so keen to condemn the EU as 'undemocratic' when they themselves are prepared to cast democracy to the winds and ignore the wishes of the membership because they happened to vote in a way contrary to the wishes of the Fuhrer and his sycophants? The words 'stinking hypocrisy' spring to mind! It certainly doesn't bode well for the vote on the proposed changes to UKIP's constitution!

We urge all UKIPPERS attending the upcoming UKIP conference to demand answers fom Farage and the corrupt NEC!

We also note that Mr Webb has resigned as UKIP London RO following "a campaign of denigration" levelled at the London Region. Mr Webb also states that he has been the victim of a personal vendetta at the hands of certain UKIPPERS. And who guided their hands? Look no further than Nigel Farage. Mr Webb also confirms the adjustment of the London list.

Here is his email to Steve Crowther:

From: Lawrence Webb [mailto:lawrencejwebb@btinternet.com] 
Sent: 23 January 2012 12:07
To: 'Steve Crowther'
Cc: 'Lisa Duffy'
Subject: Standing Down As RO
 Dear Steve,

For some time now I have been aware of a campaign of denigration levelled at London Region and in particular my role as RO. Although much of the rhetoric is extremely vague in nature “London is rubbish” etc. and despite the fact much of the data (such as we collect it) shows that London Region is performing slightly above the average, it has continued unabated.

This denigration was self-evident last Thursday, when the top six candidates were interviewed to justify their position on the list. One of the interviewers tried to make the point that I had not contributed or helped in the recent F&H  by-election, this continued even after I had given a full account (backed-up by Lisa Duffy) of all that I had done to help.

I believe that my role as Party RO is now untenable as it is clear that I do not have the support of the Party Leadership and so I give you notice of my intention to stand down, from that role, effective immediately. I would stress that my decision was in no way influenced by the NEC’s decision to adjust the results of the members’ ballot.

I am extremely encouraged by the qualities of those candidates on the list and feel that they will be more than capable of taking up the slack leaving me more time to devote to the Mayoral campaign and our overall objective of achieving electoral success in London.

Lawrence J Webb
Regional Organiser
Tel. 020 7403 7175

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