Steve Crowther has become the Party’s new leader. He stepped in after Paul Nuttall, who led the party through the general election stepped down
“I am honoured to have been asked by the NEC to stand in as Interim Leader for the next few weeks until our new Party Leader is elected. I respect Paul’s decision to step down, though I regret that he has not had time to show his full potential. But this was always going to be a difficult election. We just didn’t know that Mrs May was going to make such an almighty hash of it”. – STEVE CROWTHER, INTERIM LEADER UKIP
UKIP’s presence on the political battlefield remains critical. Those who want to thwart Brexit are using any excuse to try and throw it into reverse. Despite the Lib-Dems’ total failure to recover; Nick Clegg losing his seat and Tim Farron claiming that Mrs May’s incompetent electioneering somehow overrides the expressed will of the people to leave the EU, UKIP’s new leader says that the Party still has an important role to play in the upcoming Brexit negotiations.
“We cannot let this happen. UKIP will now rapidly regroup, choose a new Leader and get back on our horse. We will provide the backbone for the full, proper Brexit that the people voted for last year, and which is the only way to protect this country from the impending economic meltdown in Europe, and get back control of our borders – something which is clearly long overdue”. – STEVE CROWTHER, INTERIM LEADER UKIP