BlogWest Midlands MEP welcomes news Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader

West Midlands MEP welcomes news Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader

West Midlands MEP welcomes news Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader

West Midlands MEP James Carver has today welcomed the news that Nigel Farage is to stay on as UKIP Leader.

UKIP MEP James Carver says the party’s decision to reject Mr Farage’s resignation is a major boost for UKIP which won 3.8 million votes at the General Election which also saw Douglas Carswell hold on to his seat in Clacton.

The purple party won a 13 per cent share of the vote at the election but as soon as the results were in the first past the post voting system came under fire from many quarters including from the Electoral Reform Society who said the result was a “further nail in the coffin” of the system.

Nigel Farage also branded first past the post system as being “bankrupt”.

Commenting today, West Midlands MEP James Carver, said: “I welcome the news that Nigel Farage is to stay on as our party leader. He is a charismatic character that has changed the face of British politics.

“We scooped a massive 3.8 million votes at the General Election and also won overall control of our first council. The people’s party’s is on the march but there is clearly serious problems with our current flawed voting system,” he added.

UKIP's James Carver welcomes news Nigel Farage is to remain as party leader

UKIP MEP James Carver has today (Tuesday) welcomed the news that Nigel Farage is to stay on as the purple party's leader.

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