UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge has withdrawn his leadership bid, urging "libertarian" candidates to unite against hard-liners.Read the full story ›
UKIP West Midlands MEP, Bill Etheridge, has announced he is to stand to be the leader of UKIP.
It's thought he will confirmed as the party's candidate today to fight the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election after Tristram Hunt resigned.Read the full story ›
UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is set to contest the Stoke Central by-election later this year according to ITV Central's Political CorrespondentRead the full story ›
The Black Country councillor is due to make an announcement today.Read the full story ›
His comments come after Diane James quit as leader after just 18 days in charge.Read the full story ›
UKIP West Midlands MEP, Bill Etheridge, has revealed that he is standing to be leader of UKIP.
He made announcement at a press conference in Sedgley, Dudley, earlier.
A former UKIP MEP cleared of fiddling £3,250 of EU parliamentary expenses has branded the police investigation against her "a vanity case"Read the full story ›
A former Ukip MEP has been found not guilty of fiddling £3,250 in European parliamentary expenses claims and laundering the cash.
Nikki Sinclaire, who represented the West Midlands region in Brussels and Strasbourg until 2014, had denied deliberately submitting 10 dishonest claims for road travel she never made when she had flown more cheaply.
The 47-year-old and her lawyers maintained that instead the expenses had been "deliberately corrupted" by her former office aide, John Ison.
Mr Ison had admitted in court sending a message to another party about the 47-year-old, which read: "Ok, Plan B - fraud."
The jury at Birmingham Crown Court heard there had been at atmosphere of "hostility" between Ms Sinclaire and Ukip leader Nigel Farage, and that Mr Ison had passed information about her to the senior party figure.
An ex Ukip MEP accused of filing dodgy expenses claims told a court her staff knew her passwords and credit card numbers to make bookings.Read the full story ›