21-year-old Skegness Town Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke has been handed one of the most powerful roles in UKIP after joining the party’s National Executive Committee.
The National Executive Committee (NEC) functions as the principal management and administrative authority of the Party, in particular for the purposes of company law.
The Skegness Town Coun for Winthorpe ward narrowly missed out on the role last year, coming just four votes short of the accolade.
Having now secured the position, Coun Hunter-Clarke said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been elected onto the National Executive Committee of UKIP at such a crucial time in British politics and look forward to the challenge.”
“UKIP has already made history establishing ourselves as a real political force. We are working incredibly hard for the people of Lincolnshire and the UK where we are elected. These next 14 months are incredibly important times for our party and our country”, he added.
Coun Robin Hunter-Clarke joins the NEC filling a recent vacancy as the next person on the list.
The NEC is effectively the committee that runs the party and is the most powerful body in the party.
“It is a great responsibility and one I look forward to taking on. Everyone in UKIP is part of such an exciting movement and I am truly honoured to be at the forefront of it”, he concluded.