Ukip’s Harrogate & Knaresborough Association has accepted the resignation of its chairman, John Upex, following a difference of opinion of views and policies.
In addition, Mr Upex will stand down as the Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the 2015 general election.
A branch spokesman said: We would like to thank John for his contribution over the last few years which has allowed Ukip to grow and prosper in this region.
David Simister, Ukip County Councillor for Bilton and Woodfield said:
Locally the party is going from strength to strength. A new Chairman will be elected at the next AGM in a months time.
We will also be electing our prospective parliamentary candidate at a hustings where members will be able to vote.