Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Flo Lewis voted in as new chairman of LGBTQ* in UKIP group

Brighton & Hove member, Flo Lewis, has been voted in as chairman of the LGBTQ* in UKIP group after the previous chairman, Tom Booker, stepped down from the role.

Flo has stepped down as campaign director for the LGBTQ* group to take on the role of chairman. She will be ably assisted by the current vice chairman of the LGBTQ* group and PPC for Normanton, Pontefract & Castleford, Nathan Garbutt.

The LGBTQ* in UKIP group aims to ...

  1. To operate as a social and support Society for all Members, and to provide these services.
  2. To provide a welcoming safe space, encouraging all Members to feel comfortable with their sexuality and/or gender identity.
  3. To promote the policies of UKIP to the wider LGBT Community and to encourage LGBT people to join UKIP.
  4. To represent the interests of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered (etc.) members of UKIP within the Party.
  5. To organise meetings, speakers and social events which promote both the Society and highlight issues facing the LGBT Community.
  6. To act, if requested by the NEC or the Policy groups, as an advisory body or to provide an opinion on a policy proposal that involves the specific interests of the LGBT Community.
  7. To function in accordance with and abide by the UKIP Constitution, and to support UKIP in its aims.