General election 2017: UKIP leader Paul Nuttall to stand in Boston and Skegness

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall is to stand in Boston and Skegness in Lincolnshire in June’s General Election.

Announcing his bid on Saturday, he said the seat voted “overwhelmingly” for Leave in the EU referendum last year.

The constituency, held by the Conservatives in 2015 with UKIP second, recorded the highest Leave vote, with 75.6% choosing to leave the EU.

Mr Nuttall said he would make it his “mission” to “ensure there is no backsliding on Brexit”.

He had said on Friday that he would do his “duty to lead the party into battle” and stand for election, but at that time refused to confirm speculation he would stand in the Lincolnshire constituency.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39756016

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall confirms he is standing for Boston and Skegness

UKIP leader Paul Nuttall confirms he is standing for Boston and Skegness

Read more at: http://www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/ukip-leader-paul-nuttall-confirms-he-is-standing-for-boston-and-skegness-1-7939412

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