UKIP’s Suzanne Evans appears to be the latest casualty following a coup attempt against party leader Nigel Farage last week.
Earlier today it was reported that Patrick O’Flynn MEP had resigned his role as economic spokesman. Tonight, UKIP has confirmed that Suzanne Evans’s contract for policy development is not being renewed, and she returns to a voluntary post.
A party statement read:
Suzanne Evans has been working within Head Office for the past few months developing our manifesto, a task which was completed with singular success. As Mark Reckless said earlier today, nothing has been agreed in regard to any future role he may play within the party.
UKIP Deputy Chairman Suzanne Evans said: “It has been a great privilege to work with UKIP for the past four months to produce the 2015 General Election manifesto. I was delighted with the way it was received, especially by party members and supporters. While my contract for that work comes to an end next week, I remain in my voluntary post as Deputy Chairman.”
Ms. Evans is believed to be part of the team that initially tried to destabilise Mr Farage, alongside Douglas Carswell MP, Patrick O’Flynn MEP, and former Director of Communications Paul ‘Gobby’ Lambert.