UKIP Youth in meltdown.



As broke on theblueguerilla [READ] last night Olly Neville was sacked as Chairman of the YI (Young Independence), youth wing of UKIP, over his support for gay marriage [EMAIL 1] | [EMAIL 2].

As shocking and outdated as all this really is, it seems to be hitting home to the not so "odd" members of UKIP.

Younger members are tending their resignations from positions thick and fast. Don't be surprised if some dump the Party all together.



Elections officer Gareth Shanks has resigned in a show of support.



Edward Oakes, Secretary of The University of Greenwich UKIP society, has stepped down over the now dubbed #OllyShambles.



YI have lost their Yorkshire leaders.



Arnie Craven, Chairman of YI Yorkshire has also resigned in protest.

Olly Neville has revealed that - "YI elections were cancelled after I won the vote due to opposition to me. I won 62% of the 117 votes". Olly was co-opted onto the YI Council. The YI Council makes no distinction between elected and co-opted members as per the constitution.

In a frank interview with IndyVoces this afternoon Olly Neville says - "UKIP is on the wrong side of public opinion and the wrong side of history" - Ouch.