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UKIP announce they will not have a South Norfolk general election candidate

PUBLISHED: 16:22 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 16:22 10 May 2017

Voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Voter placing a ballot paper in the ballot box at a polling station. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Rui Vieira/PA Wire

UKIP has confirmed it will not be entering a candidate for the South Norfolk constituency in next month’s general election.

It follows the revelation that the party will not be entering candidates in Norwich or North Norfolk, where it has instead urged supporters to ‘lend’ their votes to the Conservatives.

Dr Chris Wright, of UKIP South Norfolk said, the issue of whether to stand a candidate in the general election was discussed in the South Norfolk UKIP branch meeting on Monday, May 10.

“The general feeling was we should not put a candidate to challenge a Tory, especially if the indication was that they were pro-Brexit,” he said.

Richard Bacon, the Conservative candidate voted to leave, in the 2016 EU referendum.

Confirmed candidates for South Norfolk are; Richard Bacon (Conservative), Chris Brown (Lib Dems), Catherine Rowett (Green) and Danielle Glavin (Labour).

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