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Ukip leader Paul Nuttall to stand for Parliament

Mr Nuttall said he would name the constituency within the next 48 hours.

Ukip leader Paul Nuttall has confirmed he will stand for Parliament in the General Election, ending speculation about whether or not he would run for a Commons seat.

Mr Nuttall said he would be “leading the party into battle” in the June 8 contest, but refused to reveal which seat he would contest.

He told LBC Radio he would announce which constituency he was contesting within the next 48 hours.

“As the leader of the party I will be, obviously, leading the party into battle as I have done many times in the past,” he said.

Mr Nuttall failed in his previous bid to become an MP, losing the Stoke-on-Trent Central by-election in February.

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