YI motoring ahead in the East Midlands

Team East Midlands have been busy and productive in the last month. March began with Nottinghamshire Chairman Brett Rickles leaving his post to become the new YI Campaigns Officer. Brett helped to set up the UKIP Students society at Nottingham Trent University and shall be missed, but has been replaced by another NTU student, the equally capable Damian Smith.

This month has seen numerous YI East Midlands events. The successful action day in Boston and Skegness, where YI East Mids member Robin Hunter-Clarke is the UKIP PPC was followed most recently by another action day in Derby. This was held in Darley ward, where Derbyshire Chairman Kirk Kus is standing as the local UKIP candidate. This ward is within the Derby North constituency, which also has a YI PPC- Tilly Ward.

In each of these constituencies we had a very positive response. Our message is getting through loud and clear right across the region.

University of Nottingham YI members also held an event this month entitled ‘What can UKIP offer students?’. This was well received by those in attendance, and allowed our members to explain why UKIP is growing within this section of society. An on-campus event in the near future with Margot Parker MEP is in the works.

As the election draws closer we have plans to become even more active and hold many more action days. These will be focused upon wards and constituencies where YI members live or are the UKIP candidate. If you want details of these events, or want to help out, please email me at dave.poole@youngindependence.org.uk.

Written by Dave Poole.