UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has today denied ever standing in the Stoke by-election, claiming he was off celebrating his Brit award at the time.
After being presented with the results which showed that ‘Paul Nuttall – UKIP’ finished 2,620 votes behind Labour, the UKIP leader said it must have been a different Paul Nuttall.
He explained, “Look, if it was me, I would tell you. I’m nothing if not honest when it comes to what I have done in my past, but this isn’t one of my achievements, sorry.
“I spent yesterday celebrating my Brit Award win for best international Female. Ask Rita Ora, she was there. And Shergar.
“I’ve never even been to Stoke. Is it near Norwich?”
When pushed on his plans for UKIP now that Brexit is happening and their purpose as a political party is less clear, he said, “UKIP is loved by the people, absolutely all of the people. Every single one of them.
“So, if we ever decide to put forward a candidate for a run at parliament – and one day we might – I know they will win in a landslide.
“We just haven’t decided to do that yet. Watch this space.”