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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

UKIP's Nigel Farage says he will not stand in Newark poll

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he will not stand in the forthcoming Newark by-election.

The by-election has been brought about by the resignation from Parliament of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer over a cash-for-questions scandal on Tuesday.

Mr Mercer said he was "ashamed" of his actions and had decided to "fess up" by standing down straight away.

Mr Farage said he wanted to focus on the forthcoming European Parliament elections.

Earlier, Speaking to the BBC, the UKIP leader argued that if he were to stand in the by-election and win then David Cameron would have to resign.

However, he said a defeat in the by-election would mean he was finished and that "the bubble is burst"


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