Monday 23 March 2009


At the request of the Party Leader, the annual UKIP South West Rally will become a National Spring Rally this year. It will also serve as a European Election Launch and be followed by the Annual Business Meeting.

The date is Saturday 18th April and the location is the Great Hall of Exeter University, Stocker Road, Exeter EX4 4PY. Parking should be plentiful and coaches can drop off directly at the front door.

The timetable will commence at 10.00 a.m. for refreshments and meeting old friends. The Rally will open at 11 a.m. prompt. The morning will be devoted to keynote speakers from around the country. We are now finalising this list which will be advertised under the link below. After a generous lunch break, the afternoon will be devoted to the June Elections. At approximately 4.45 p.m. the venue will be given over to the Annual Business Meeting, which will be chaired by Paul Nuttall.

UKIP SW Rallies date back to 2002 and the University always look after us extremely well. Catering facilities are diverse and the SW events have pioneered audio/visual effects, since used by the national party conferences.The South West Rallies normally attract 500 to 600 people but we hope that as a national event it will attract several hundred more this year. It is a superb recruiting occasion and non members are especially welcome.

To speed up registration on the day and establish numbers, tickets will be issued in advance against a donation. Unlike the national annual conference we are not laying down a minimum ticket price and will issue tickets against any size of donation but bear in mind that these events cost a lot of money to lay on. Those without pre-registered tickets can still attend but will be asked to register before entry.

However we do have to estimate the numbers for catering purposes and names for security. You can register by e-mail at the following site. Spring conference_CLICK HERE
There you will find a direct link to the Rally page to obtain your e-tickets and directions. Pay Pal facilities are available for donations.

In case of any difficulty ring us on the number shown below.Hotels are plentiful in Exeter at weekends, across a price range. Exeter St David's Railway Station is only a short taxi ride from the venue.

Malcolm Wood, Rally Chairman, Tel: 01722 744814.