Slotted UKIP Candidate’s Surprise at Sudden Sacking mdi-fullscreen

Night of the long knife for UKIP in Thurrock? Following their council defeat last night, the party has announced that their parliamentary candidate in┬áSouth Basildon and East Thurrock has been deselected. Kerry Smith told his local paper he is “in the dark” about the decision, which a UKIP spokesperson says is an “internal matter”. A UKIP source tells Guido they do not have a big name lined up to replace him, rather that Smith “was not the right man” to fight the seat. Curiouser and curiouser…

UPDATE: Smith tells Guido:

“Obviously they are covering up what they’ve got planned. If I was a bad boy they would have put something in writing. I really don’t know. If you’re going to hang someone out to dry you would have the cross ready made.”

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