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Tommy Robinson will stand as Independent MEP

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Tommy Robinson is to stand as an Independent in the European elections next month.

The former leader of the English Defence League announced the move ahead of an event he's planning to hold for his supporters tonight in Manchester.

It comes after community leaders in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester say the EDL founder Tommy Robinson is not welcome there.

Mr Robinson, whose real name is Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, plans to hold a barbecue for supporters on Thursday evening.

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