Nigel Farage not to stand in Newark by-election

UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told the BBC 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.

Nigel Farage has said he will not be standing in the Newark by-election. Credit: REUTERS/Suzanne Plunkett

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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.