Godfrey Bloom released a statement announcing that he will sit as an independent MEP but will remain a UKIP member:
– Godfrey Bloom
I have felt for some time now that the ‘New UKIP’ is not really right for me anymore. I shall sit out my term as an independent and give my whole hearted support to Jane Collins who is almost certainly going to be the next UKIP MEP and probably a second seat yet to be decided. I shall of course retain my membership.