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MEP Jane Collins announces she is standing in UKIP leadership contest

The Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire MEP Jane Collins has announced she is standing in next month's UKIP leadership election.

MEP Jane Collins

Hers is one of eleven applications to be vetted next week - with ballot papers being issued to successful candidates on September 1st.

In February Ms Collins was ordered to pay a total of £358,000 in damages and costs after losing a long-running legal battle over remarks she made about Rotherham's three Labour MPs.

Nick Clegg will not stand again in Sheffield Hallam

Nick Clegg says he will not stand again in Sheffield Hallam Credit: Liberal Democrats

The former Liberal Democrat leader and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has written to constituents in Sheffield Hallam saying that he does not want to be re-selected as the Lib Dem Parliamentary candidate.

"It is good of Nick Clegg to make this decision so promptly because, with the possibility of another early general election, the party is already looking at selections for the next election."

– Liberal Democrats

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