“An NEC led panel sat yesterday afternoon to determine the eligibility of those that submitted nomination papers to stand to be UKIP’s new Party Leader. Following their deliberations and a vote on the matter within the NEC, the following have been duly nominated:
Cllr Bill Etheridge MEP
Diane James MEP
Jonathan Arnott MEP
Cllr Lisa Duffy
“By a clear majority of NEC members Steven Woolfe MEP’s application was considered to be ineligible as a result of a late submission and as such he did not meet the eligibility criteria. His membership of the Party was not in question.”
Returning Officer, Adam Richardson.