Ukip leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall is to stand as a candidate in Boston and Skegness in the General Election, the party has said.
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall.

Mr Nuttall described it as "a great honour and a privilege" to be standing for Ukip in the seat, adding: "The constituency voted overwhelmingly for Leave inspired in part by the massive betrayal of our fishing industry by successive Governments, something that today's Conservative Party led by Theresa May looks set to repeat.

"I will make it my mission to stand up for the people of Boston and Skegness and ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit."

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Sue Blackburn, chairman of the Ukip Boston and Skegness branch, said: "As branch chairman, I would like to say on behalf of the Boston and Skegness branch how delighted we are to have our leader standing in this election and Paul will have the upmost support of this branch."

Mr Nuttall was due to visit Hartlepool today.