Wednesday 27 May 2015 by Alex Webster

New UKIP leader to be chosen via Australian-style points system


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An Australian-style points system will be used to determine potential candidates for UKIP leadership, it has emerged today.

The party has been in a state of limbo since the general election almost three weeks ago and a committee has decided to clamp down on who can and who can’t run for the leadership.

Simon Williams, membership secretary, said this, “The way things are at the moment, we have potential leaders flooding in from all over the place, leaving their constituencies in the hope of a better life at the top of the party hierarchy.

“However, a great many of them are simply after the benefits of the top job and have very little to contribute to this great organisation of ours.

“We’re not saying we’re going to stop everyone trying to become leader, but we need a process to assess if they’re good enough, or too, you know ‘undesirable’.”

UKIP leadership contest

Potential leaders will be assigned points based on what they bring to the table.

Williams went on, “Having trade skills is a big factor for example. If you happen to have one, you are presumably unsuitable to be a politician and therefore disqualified immediately.

“You’ll need basic maths and English skills, as well as a degree from Oxford or better.

“Your work experience will be scrutinised and you must have held a constituency for UKIP in the last two years.

“So far, no one has been granted an entry interview, not even the current party leader.

“It’s keeping everyone out, so the points system appears to be winner.”

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