UKIP Leadership in Difficulties as Party Leader Attacks its Only MP

Nigel Farage

Suzanne Evans, the UKIP spokesperson on work and pensions, has been sacked, as has Peter Reeve, the party’s spokesperson on local Government.

Evans had previously been nominated by Nigel Farage, the party leader, to become the party’s temporary leader after his promised resignation if he failed to become an MP. Farage reversed his decision and remained UKIP leader and Evans was dismissed from her role as a party spokesman, although UKIP denied this.

UKIP confirmed on 24 February 2016 that Evans had been dismissed as the party’s deputy chairman. Evans said in a Twitter statement today:

“Yes, it is true. Sacked again! Am I the most purged woman in British politics?!”

Nigel Farage, speaking yesterday, also launched an attack on the party’s only MP, Douglas Carswell. Farage said:

“He can do what he likes. I don’t care. He is irrelevant”.

Farage added:

“It would be better if Douglas Carswell saw the world the way we do. He doesn’t. It doesn’t matter”.