Cumbrian Ukip politician quits the party
Cumbrian MEP Steven Woolfe has announced he is quitting Ukip.
He has also said he has made a police complaint about the altercation with a fellow MEP which left him in hospital.
Woolfe was under pressure to abandon his Ukip leadership bid following his altercation with fellow MEP Mike Hookem which left Woolfe in hospital.
Senior party figures suggested Mr Woolfe's apparent willingness to resort to violence rendered him unfit for leadership.
Mr Woolfe was left with a suspected bleed on the brain after allegedly being punched during a heated Ukip row earlier this month in the European... read more
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