To Mr S. Crowther, Mr P. Oakden, Mr P. Wauchope, Mr P. Oakley and all members of the NEC.
Today, LGBT* in UKIP have been made aware of the disgraceful, offensive, homophobic and transphobic comments published by ‘Pink News’ quoting David Kurten.
We call for those who are vetting the leadership candidates to be made aware of these remarks and that they are taken into consideration whilst the panel determine the candidates application.
Further to this, we call for immediate suspension pending full investigation with purpose to review such comments as a representative of the party, not only as an Education spokesperson but also a London Assembly member.
We await your response.
Flo Lewis, Chair of LGBT* in UKIP.
Dan Channing, Deputy Chair of LGBT* in UKIP.
Lee Elliott, Secretary of LGBT* in UKIP.
Neill Mcnulty-White, Members secretary of LGBT* in UKIP.
Danny Morris, Events, LGBT* in UKIP.
Suzanne Evans, Deputy Chair.
Linda Reid, Branch Secretary Hove & Portslade.
Tina Haynes, member of SW beds branch.
Cllr Stuart Parr, Telford & Wrekin branch.
Charlotte Whitmore, member of Hackney & Islington branch.
Leigh Branch chairman.
Aron Bacon, member of Hartlepool Branch.
Martin Costello, Swindon.
Chris Barnes, Leigh Branch.
Thomas Cassidy, Hartlepool Branch.
Michelle Lomax-Hargreaves. Branch Secretary for Leigh.
Kalvin Chapman Secretary UKIP Greater manchester & Interim Chair UKIP Manchester.
Michael Johnson Chairman Middlesbrough branch.
Tobias Flanders UKIP Telford & Wrekin Membership Secretary.
Thomas Evans, Worthing West