Farage added that there were "many other good people in UKIP" who could stand for that seat.
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Sir Keir Starmer made the comments as the nation was urged to show support for the health service by lighting candles in its honour.
Researchers in Bristol developed the drainage, irrigation and fibrinolytic therapy technique in 1998 and it was first trialled in 2003.