UKIP candidate from Hook suspended

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Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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A UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate from East Yorkshire has been suspended over claims of harassment.

Stephen Howd, from Hook, is currently the subject of a party investigation after a complaint was made against him at work. The 49-year-old, who operates as a barrister in Leeds, has contested the allegations made against him.

He confirmed the misconduct charges, as did the Bar Standards Board, which regulates barristers across England and Wales in the public interest, but both refused to make any further comment on the matter.

Mr Howd is UKIP’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Scunthorpe. He was previously the Conservative Party’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Cleethorpes in the 2001 general election.

Tribunal proceedings regarding the allegations are now in place. The barrister will not work during the course of the investigation into the alleged incident.

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Published: Monday 23rd March 2015 by The News Editor

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