Ukip ‘massaging’ selection process – Politics UK

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UKIP’s selection process has been manipulated to allow the leadership to install favoured candidates, it has been claimed – according to Politics UK.

Leaked emails reveal a raft of concerns about the way the system in Nigel Farage’s party has been operated, including suggestions it has been “massaged by an internal clique to suit pre-determined outcomes”.

Psychometric tests, interviews and assessments were used by the party to weed out potential problem candidates ahead of the campaign for the May’s elections to the European parliament.

According to emails seen by The Times, Andrew Moncrieff, a member of the party’s governing committee, claimed it had turned into “another classic Ukip behind closed doors selection”.

Read more on the Politics UK website.

This is not a time to be ‘holier than thou’  – this blog recently published an article about the Labour leadership taking over selection procedures so it could parachute its own preferred candidates into constituencies (thanks in advance to all those readers – you know who you are – who will no doubt write in to say this anyway).

It merely prevents UKIP from doing the same thing.

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6 thoughts on “Ukip ‘massaging’ selection process – Politics UK

  1. Joan Edington

    I wouldn’t have thought that psychometric tests, interviews and assessments would be required to weed out potential problem UKIP candidates. They usually make a pretty good job of showing quite openly that they are 100% probable problems.

  2. Joan Edington

    Give them their due (or not), all the parties carry out this parachuting-in exercise when it suits them. Genuine local constituency MPs are few and far between these days.

  3. Les

    this is a bit of bias, all parties cherry pick their candidates, in fact labour parachute into safe seats their apprenticed candidates, as do the Tory party, I had a better opinion of this post than to start being a mouth for the established political party, UKIP would be stupid not to take care with the selection of potential MP`s, do not go down that road of being just another post for the elites, I like it better when you take apart policy of any party, Les

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      I’d have more respect for this reply if your main point wasn’t one that I made in the article, Les.
      The reason I posted it was for readers to have a bit more clarity about UKIP – it’s not so much the ‘people’s party’ it keeps claiming to be; it does follow the same patterns as the others. That’s exactly the same as what you’re saying so I’m confused about why you’d want to take issue with it.

  4. Leslie Moore

    the reason I posted was not to take issue with you, you made the point about UKIP, however don’t you think you should also have made the same point about the other parties in the same view, ie the labour party of the working man, are they really, other wise it comes across as bias, it may be the case that not every person reading your view has read any prior article you wrote about any other political party, as for your respect of my main point, thank you for the lack of it.

    1. Mike Sivier Post author

      In fairness, all anyone had to do was scroll down the article list on Vox Political‘s main page to the article in which I criticised Labour for this practice, and they would have seen that I had already made that point about Labour. I’ll add a link, to make it easier (to be honest it is something I should have done).
      As for my lack of respect for your main point – again, in fairness – look at what I wrote: “This is not a time to be ‘holier than thou’ – this blog recently published an article about the Labour leadership taking over selection procedures so it could parachute its own preferred candidates into constituencies (thanks in advance to all those readers – you know who you are – who will no doubt write in to say this anyway).” And then you wrote in to say it anyway. I hope readers understand why I would be less than enthused by that behaviour.

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