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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