The British National Party’s Yorkshire regional organiser, Ian Kitchen, has stepped down from his role with immediate effect, the party’s national organiser Adam Walker has announced.
The move follows reports in certain sections of the media concerning Mr Kitchen’s personal life which has made it inappropriate for him to continue in his role.
Mr Kitchen and his wife have laid down all their roles in the party with immediate effect.
“Both regret the decision and wish the party the best in its endeavours for the country and its indigenous people,” Mr Walker said.
“I am sure that all loyal members of the British National Party will recognise that they have done the right thing and give them credit for that.”
Mr Walker has assumed the role of acting regional organiser in Yorkshire to ensure that there is no disruption to the Barnsley by-election campaign.
“We will find a suitable new organiser as quickly as possible,” Mr Walker said.
“In the meantime, nothing can distract us from our efforts to save the British people and I call on all nationalists to join me in Barnsley to campaign for our fine candidate, Enis Dalton,” Mr Walker said.