By Abdul Tukur
Paul Nuttall, leader of the radical anti-immigration party, UKIP has confirmed that he would contest the seat of Boston and Skegness in the June 8 election.
In a tweet, Mr Nuttall said he was “Proud and honoured to be the UKIP candidate for Boston and Skegness #BritainTogether”
Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake said: “Paul Nuttall is campaigning on a near identical platform to Theresa May. It’s surprising he’s chosen to stand instead of going to help draft the Conservative manifesto.
“There is now a regressive alliance between UKIP, the Conservatives and Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour, all supporting a hard Brexit and all refusing to give the British people the final say on any deal.
“This election is a chance to change the direction of our country. If you want to fight a disastrous hard Brexit, keep Britain in the single market and give the people the final say, we are the only party offering a way to do that.”