Jack, 24, elected as new North Norfolk UKIP chairman

Terry Comber (left), retiring chairman of North Norfolk UKIP, hands over to his successor in the rol

Terry Comber (left), retiring chairman of North Norfolk UKIP, hands over to his successor in the role, Jack Smith. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

North Norfolk UKIP members have elected 24-year-old Jack Smith (pictured) as their new chairman.

Mr Smith, who joined the party in 2010, is a former pupil of Alderman Peel High School, Wells.

He was born and grew up in Burnham Overy Staithe and works as company secretary for RM Smith Builders, Brancaster.

He is also studying accounting part-time at City College, Norwich.

Last year Mr Smith was elected national treasurer of Young Independence, UKIP's youth wing, and is a member of its national executive.

At the north Norfolk party's annual meeting, retiring chairman Terry Comber said during his five-year tenure, branch membership had increased threefold, two county councillors had been elected and a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union had been secured.

UKIP county councillor David Ramsbotham said he hoped Mr Smith's appointment would convince everyone: 'that we are not a party of old fogies'.

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