Dear member,

Thank you for taking the time to visit my website.

My name is Ben Walker. I am a branch chairman, a member of the UKIP NEC, ex-Royal Navy, and have served my local community as a parish and district Councillor - as well as a mayor - and I am running to be the next leader of UKIP.

UKIP is in crisis - there's no denying that. Despite Gerard Batten's inspired revival of the party's membership and activity, we are still simply not fighting fit. I have seen first-hand the amount of work that needs doing internally, and I am up for the challenge.

I want UKIP to go back to its grassroots. I want to build up the long neglected branch structure. I want to totally refocus the party to a local campaigning machine - winning council seats up and down the country with a patriotic and common sense message.

Our grassroots are our strength, and that is why the number one priority is to empower you - the member. My GoGrassroots manifesto has been written by branch officers and ordinary members to do exactly that.

I have listened to our membership and now is the time to act to save our party. I do hope to receive your vote.

Ben Walker

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