UKIP remove interim Chair of youth wing after 'politically inept' comments
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UKIP have removed Olly Neville, the interim Chair of Young Independence, after he was interviewed on BBC’s The World at One. The party were upset with him for openly backing the Coalition’s plans for equal marriage, and saying that ‘the European elections were a “sideshow”’. Neville claimed on Twitter that the party machinery has always been against him, tweeting: “YI elections were cancelled after I won the vote due to opposition to me. I won 62% of the 117 votes.” He released screen grabs of emails he received from the UKIP Chairman, Stephen Crowther, in which he expresses the Party’s unhappiness and notifies Neville that the Executive have decided he should step down. Crowther on Neville’s comments about European politics (revealing UKIP anxieties over being seen as a single-issue party with no Westminster clout):
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