Controversy grows over guest speaker at UKIP conference in Eastbourne

Controversy is growing over a visit to the first conference to be held in Eastbourne’s new Welcome Building later this month by outspoken commentator and broadcaster Katie Hopkins.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019, 6:27 pm

The United Kingdom Independence Party south east region has booked conference space within the multi-million pound council run centre for its event on Saturday and Sunday July 12 and 13.

It had also booked a conference reception dinner at the Lansdowne Hotel on the seafront on the Friday evening – with Katie Hopkins believed to be a guest – but that has now been cancelled by the hotel due to unforseen circumstances.

Concern now appears to be growing among the authorities after a Facebook group was set up called Katie Hopkins & UKIP Not Welcome in Eastbourne by the groups, Brighton & Hove Stands Up To Racism and Stand Up To Racism.