UKIP’s Raheem Kassam pulls out of leadership race

UK Independence Party leadership candidate Raheem Kassam has pulled out of the race just three days after the official launch of his campaign.

The former aide to leader Nigel Farage said he was not “satisfied about the integrity of the process”.

He added: “It is a decision I have not taken lightly, but following meetings this weekend I realised the path to victory is too narrow.”

Mr Kassam urged his supporters to back Peter Whittle for party leader.

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