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Electoral Commission statement on UKIP Party leader

An Electoral Commission spokesperson said,

“The election and appointment of party leaders is a matter for the party, in line with their rules and constitution. After appointing a new leader, parties must notify the Commission within 14 days of the change in order that the statutory register can be updated.”

“UKIP submitted paperwork to the Commission notifying us of a change in their leadership on Monday 3 October, although this had not been processed as we had questions for the party regarding the completion of the form. We are aware that the newly elected leader of UKIP has now stood down and are in touch with the party to confirm how they wish to proceed regarding updating their entry on the statutory register.”

For further information please contact the Electoral Commission press office on 020 7271 0704 or press@electoralcommission.org.uk.

Out of office hours- 07789 920 414

Notes to editors

  • The Electoral Commission is an independent body set up by the UK Parliament. Our aim is integrity and public confidence in the UK’s democratic process. We regulate party and election finance and set standards for well-run elections and are responsible for the conduct and regulation of referendum held under the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act (2000).


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