Does this picture at the UKIP conference in Margaterepresent its membership?

During their pre-election conference, Ukip have been criticised for homophobic leaflets being handed out to attendees and endured women, dressed as Nazis, dancing outside the venue.

And once again questions have been raised once again about the diversity of its membership, with the above picture seems to show only elderly white members in the Margate conference hall.

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Journalist Martin Belam, who screen-grabbed the image from Ukip’s own live video stream, explained on Twitter it ‘was literally crowdshot after he’d [Nigel Farage] said “We’re an all-embracing political party”.’

Their conference comes only days after a damaging BBC documentary on Ukip members in the constituency Nigel Farage hopes to win in May, South Thanet.

‘Meet the Ukippers’ also showed predominantly white members of a certain age working on the campaign trail.

Does this picture at the UKIP conference truly represent its membership?
Nigel Farage arriving at the conference(Picture: Getty Images)

Ukip have strenuously denied being either a racist or racially exclusive party and can indeed boast members and elected politicians on its roster who hail from ethnic minority groups.

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However, due to a large number of racist gaffes by key and prominent members, it has incurred a reputation of xenophobia well-deserved or not.

Not helping the negative image was the chorus line from a nearby production of the musical, the Producers, who paraded their moves in front of the conference venue in scantily clad Nazi outfits complete with a tank…Dang

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Not what Ukip would want occurring outside their conference (Picture: Rex)

Regardless of your own political opinion, it is always fun to see members who really make an effort to dress festively for their party’s conference.

These two have definitely got the ‘look’ down to a tee:

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This man has definitely been there, done that and bought the t-shirt (Picture: EPA)
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The amount of Ukip accesories this lady is wearing is simply impressive (Picture: Rex)







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28 February 2015 | 10:18 am – Source:


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