Young Independence Set to Elect New National Executive - If Approved by UKIP NEC.

YOUNG INDEPENDENCE (YI), the youth wing of UKIP, are set for national elections next week as Chairman Rob Comely departs his post after a year at the helm. Leaked emails seen by TBG reveal the short-sharp UKIP process that YI candidates have to follow.

If past YI elections are anything to go by this years could be a real humdinger of an affair. And even if you are elected to the YI Council, there is no guarantee the UKIP National Executive Committee will approve your democratic selection.

Jack Duffin and Christopher Wood will go head-to-head in the race to become YI National Chairman. UKIP's Jack Duffin is also a candidate for national NUS President.

Vice Chairman candidates are Thomas Hoof & Tory turncoat Robin Hunter-Clarke, who was demoted by his local association last summer.

Leaked emails show outgoing YI Chairman Rob Comley instructing candidates to follow strict procedure, TBG can exclusively reveal:

"Candidates who are opposed now have until Sunday morning at 9am to submit a manifesto. This can be no longer than two pages of A4 and contain one photo."

"Candidates will then be able to start campaigning for your vote from Monday morning at 9am, with polling open from Wednesday until Friday."

"The names of candidates who have been elected unopposed will now be sent to the NEC for approval. You will have the chance to reject all regional chairs during polling if you feel that they will not represent you [sic]."

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