Below is an email that Anne Marie Waters sent to Paul Oakden and Stephen Crowther, on July 11th. The message relates to recent untruths being told by UKIP.
I note with interest the minutes of the UKIP NEC meeting held on June 12th 2017.
I note in particular motion 9, which reads:
Motion 9: The NEC interprets the Party Constitution as saying that new members must join by August 6th in order to be eligible to vote at the Leadership Election. Proposed by KF, seconded by SC. Carried by 7-1 (EJ) with no abstentions.
In recent weeks however, it has become apparent that members of the public are regularly informed by Ukip that in order to be eligible to vote in the leadership contest, one must have been a member by June 23rd.
Could you please explain this discrepancy and clarify this matter.
I also note the following sentence contained within the minutes:
If you blocked Anne-Marie Waters for whatever reason, it would require explanation.
Can you please explain this? Why is the NEC holding discussions on blocking a candidate and on what grounds?
I shall of course seek legal advice on the above matters. I have wide support not only among new members but among old, and I therefore have a reasonable expectation of fair dealings.
I look forward to hearing from you soon. I intend to publish this letter as well as any response.
Anne Marie Waters