I’ll be heading off to UKIP party conference soon. I just want to say a big thank you to everyone who has offered support and encouragement to me during these 6 weeks of the UKIP leadership contest. At times it has been tough but it’s been well worth it.
I stood for the leadership for several reasons I believe I have a lot of talent and ability to offer to our party.
I always knew it would be hard to win. But sometimes in life you have to take a stand and fight for what you believe in.
I have given it my all and did the best I could with the few resources I had.
The British people want a real alternative and frankly we are the only party that can and will be the change British politics needs.
Also I believed that we needed a broad open democratic debate about the future policy and direction of our party.
It is a great shame in my view that one candidate in this race stopped that debate and those TV debates from happening.
Whatever the result tomorrow I’m proud of the fact I had the guts to stand and the bottle to see it through to the end.
Phillip Broughton – UKIP Leadership Candidate