Ukip suspends MEP Amjad Bashir

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Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Ukip has suspended MEP Amjad Bashir pending investigations into “extremely serious” allegations including unanswered financial and employment questions, the party said.

The MEP, who represents Yorkshire and the Humber, has been informed of the allegations, which also include claims of interference with the candidate selection process, the party said.

A Ukip spokesman said evidence obtained by the party in its investigations had been forwarded to the police.

The spokesman said: “The UK Independence Party has a zero-tolerance policy and takes the matters at hand extremely seriously.

“The allegations against Mr Bashir are of a grave nature and we will be forwarding our evidence obtained so far to the police.

“Ukip will not tolerate anyone abusing their positions in the party, as we have a firm commitment to differing ourselves from the existing political classes. As a result, Mr Bashir’s involvement with the party was suspended today with immediate effect pending further investigations.”

Published: Saturday 24th January 2015 by The News Editor

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