BREAKING: Bill Etheridge stands down
Bill Etheridge, the UKIP MEP for the West Midlands and candidate for the vacant leadership role, has announced he is standing down. He called upon David Coburn, Ben Walker, and John Rees-Evans to “come together” and offered himself as a broker.
Speaking at a press conference this morning he said:
“As of today I am suspending all efforts to be UKIP leader. I will take the lead in this situation.”
Bill has been saying for the last few weeks that he would like all libertarian minded candidates to unite behind one candidate. The leadership field is still crowded and with the deadline for all the paperwork boxes to be ticked approaching on July 28th it will be interesting to see if others choose to stand aside.