Why is Arron Banks going to stand for election against Douglas Carswell?



2017-02-28T11:52:44.297Z
2017-03-01T07:28:34.818Z

Why is UKIP funder Arron Banks going to stand for election against the party's only MP Douglas Carswell?

Because there is in-fighting in UKIP about the party's future direction. Carswell was welcomed as the party's only MP when he defected from the Conservative party in 2014. But he has not enjoyed good relations with the party leader Nigel Farage and Farage has now called for Carswell to be expelled from the party. Banks announced he would run against Carswell for election as MP for Clacton at the next election.

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