UKIP Confirms Anne Marie Waters is to Stand in Party’s Leadership Election

UKIP has confirmed that Anne Marie Waters, who called Islam “evil”, will be allowed to stand in the party’s leadership election. A number of senior figures in the party had opposed her standing in the contest, following a series of comments she has made about Islam.

There are now 11 people contesting the leadership election, with voting amongst party members beginning on 1 September 2017. The result of the contest is expected to be announced at the UKIP party conference later in September.

The candidates are:

  • Henry Bolton
  • David Coburn
  • Jane Collins
  • David Kurten
  • Marion Mason
  • Aidan Powlesland
  • John Rees-Evans
  • Ben Walker
  • Anne Marie Waters
  • Peter Whittle
  • David Allen