UK Independence Party - Somerset
Welcome to SCC
Onwards, Upwards and OUT!
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See all UKIP meetings and events as they develop on our newly-published year calendar
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A rural county needs to know about UKIP's Agriculture policy: here it is:
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General Election May 2015
Somerset's Adopted Parliamentary Candidates
Bridgwater and West Somerset
Somerton and Frome
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Somerset County Committee SCC Chairman Dorothy Baker
The Somerset County Committee (SCC) has been running since 2010 and goes from strength to strength. Each of the seven Somerset branches sends a Representative and an Alternate who are elected at their branch AGM. According to the Party Rules, the Chairman is usually the Representative.
SCC meets every six weeks, timed so that matters can be taken to the Regional Committee when appropriate. An important part of every SCC meeting is the report each branch representative brings. Membership figures are recorded and the total county membership placed in the context of regional and national totals.
To make sure that meetings and events do not clash, SCC has instituted a year calendar on which UKIP business meetings for the year are entered: NEC, SWCC, SCC and branch meetings and events. Any high profile national and regional events, such as Conference and big events in other South West counties, are also entered.
This aids organisation, too, as when extra help is needed there can be inter-branch co-operation, even though in this rural county travel between branches often means quite a long journey.
We have been saddened by the effect of the recent floods on the Somerset Levels, where one of our members, who lives in Athelney, has so far been lucky enough to 'only' have a flooded garden, but who has been working 7 or 8 hours a day for weeks to help other beleagurered residents and famers who are in such desperate straits.
Ukip members are getting together a task force, as much help will be needed when people are able to start the clean-up. Please telephone the number below to put your name down to join the task force. Information will be forthcoming in due course.
Our most recent joint effort is the acquisition of an office space in Taunton for UKIP Somerset, where we hope to be able to provide considerable assistance to branches especially for the two upcoming elections, when there is so much to do.
Our next meeting is on Monday, 9th June 2014