There are 37 candidates for 7 places, almost as big as the Grand National field but not as attractive. I was surprised at the size of the field but it is understandable if you look 3 years ahead and realise that at that time MEP candidates will be getting chosen and having just been on the NEC guarantees you will make the slate. I can vouch for that personally although I was then removed by the Cabal! So if you give Farage 3 years of rubber stamping service on the NEC your reward will be a place on the gravy train list.
I received my Independence News today 6th August so now I can comment on these candidates more fully.
How does one choose between these people most of whom one has never met? I can only count 5 I have met.
If you wish to break the power of the Farage Cabal and restore democracy , honesty and decency to UKIP and elect candidates who will represent the ordinary honest decent UKIP members then look at who proposed, seconded and assented these candidates and do not vote for anyone with more than one of the following amongst their supporters:
Any UKIP MEP - they are all Farage approved.
Anyone currently on the NEC - they are largely Cabal members.
Anyone who has previously served on the NEC - they will have been supportive of the Cabal.
Anyone who is or has been on the UKIP or EU payroll
I annotate each candidate below and strike out those who fail the more than one independence rule.
Derek Evans 1 MEP
Marion Mason 1 MEP
Tony McIntyre 1MEP
Robert McWhirter 1 NEC
Steve Povey 1 NEC
Julia Reid 1 MEP
Marilyn Swain Pearson
Its clearly a slate packed with Farage supporters.
The independent list looks to me like:
to which I would add those with only one mark against them
A vote for any of the above 20 candidates will help restore independence and balance to UKIP NEC. A vote for any of the others will simply be a vote for the NEC to continue as a Cabal rubber stamp.