Joe Jenkins is Elected the New Young Independence Chairman

Today Young Independence, UKIP’s youth organisation has elected a new Chairman Joe Jenkins. There are now over 3500 members in Young Independence which has grown over 100% under the last YI Council.

Party Chairman Steve Crowther said: “I am delighted to see Joe taking over as Young Independence Chairman. He has done great work in launching UKIP Students in August which now has over 30 University Societies. In May he stood up for Students across the country and took on Nick Clegg in Sheffield Hallam. I would like also to thank the former YI Chairman Jack Duffin and the rest of the Council who have built YI into a very professional organisation with substantial membership growth.”

YI Chairman Joe Jenkins said: “Its been a pleasure to work for the previous Chairman Jack Duffin and I hope to continue his fantastic work. This is a huge year for Young Independence as we will be leading into the London, Welsh and Northern Irish Assemblies as well as the Scottish Parliament elections. There is also the looming European Union referendum which is the defining contest for UKIP. So it is more important than ever to have a strong, united Youth voice.”