Howlett invites UKIP Youth to join Conservative Future.

Tory Youth want more free thinkers

Conservative Future Chairman Ben Howlett has slammed UKIP and Nigel Farage over the treatment of Olly Neville and reached out to disillusioned Young Independence members inviting them along for free to a reception with Tory MP Owen Paterson.

Howett told London Spin: "The National Executive would like to invite members of UKIP who are re-considering their membership to our reception with one of the soundest members of the Cabinet, Owen Patterson MP. Owen has always been one to speak his own mind and stand up for the right of the Party across the benches in the House of Commons. We would be happy to offer them free entrance to the event. If they would like to attend, they are more than welcome to email me at ben.howlett@conservativefuture.com"

The two-term and gay Conservative Future Chairman Ben Howlett went on to savage UKIP: "I think it is a real shame that Olly Neville has been treated in such a way by Nigel Farrage, the UKIP Leadership and their Party Chairman. This is an act more associated with the Communist Party than a serious political party.

"Olly's position is a very honourable one to take, clearly setting out his libertarian social principles. As most know these are view I share, if two people love each other, I think they should be able to have their commitment recognised in the eyes of the law, with the name marriage attached to it."

"Conservative Future and the Conservative Party are a broad church of opinion, I will not always agree with everything everyone says, if I did, I would need a psychologist... but that is why the Conservative Party has been so successful over the centuries.

Our job is to have unfettered discussion and debate without worry of losing your democratically elected position. This top down style in politics is out dated and ridiculous, we on the centre right of politics believe in bottom up, empowerment and support of the grassroots. Hence we see CF membership increase year on year."

You can follow Ben on Twitter @benhowlettcf.

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