The following just dropped into my inbox from a senior UKIPer:
There have been various unofficial reports concerning Plymouth branch recently and many of you have voiced concern, or have asked whether the reports they have read are correct.
Having checked with Piers Merchant the situation is that 4 or 5 disaffected members of the Plymouth committee have resigned, including the branch chairman. At least one of the disaffected has resigned from UKIP, but will not be missed! One of the others has been in touch with the local press saying that the whole branch membership has also resigned.
This is not true.
An Acting Chairman is in place pending an EGM in the next couple of weeks, when a fully functioning committee will be put in place. The branch, which has about 160 members, is continuing to function normally.
I hope this clarifies the situation.
David Samuel-Camps BA (Hons) Dip PA
Political Assistant to Nigel Farage MEP – Party Leader