Farage announces he will not stand in Newark by-election

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he will not be standing in the Newark by-election, sparked by disgraced former Tory minister Patrick Mercer's decision to quit over a cash-for-questions scandal.

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Farage: Walkabout cancelled for 'security reasons'

Nigel Farage has explained that his planned walkabout in Swansea was cancelled due to security reasons relating to protesters gathered in the city.

"When I heard there were scuffles breaking out it was not the right place to be and not the right image for UKIP," the party leader told press.

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