UKIP lifts ban on candidate from Hook

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Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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The suspension imposed on a UKIP parliamentary candidate from East Yorkshire has been lifted.

It recently emerged that Stephen Howd, a barrister from Hook, was accused of harassment at his workplace in Leeds. But a party investigation revealed the allegation had been dealt with by his chambers some time ago

UKIP concluded it should therefore not bar him from standing in the upcoming general election in May. He has been reconfirmed as its candidate for Scunthorpe and will compete for the seat as planned.

Leader Nigel Farage has a track record of getting rid of members who are found guilty of wrongdoing.

UKIP says it is pleased to have lifted the temporary suspension that was imposed on Mr Howd last week.

The party is convinced that Mr Howd is the right man to represent the people of Scunthorpe in the next parliament.

Copyright Press Association 2015

Published: Tuesday 24th March 2015 by The News Editor

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