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MEP Nikki aiming to take seat

MEP Nikki Sinclaire has revealed she will stand for the newly-created Solihull & Meriden Residents Association at next month’s election.

MEP Nikki Sinclaire has revealed she will stand for the newly-created Solihull & Meriden Residents Association at next month’s election.

In a surprise move, Ms Sinclaire announced she would represent the party in Meriden - standing against Conservative MP Caroline Spelman.

Ms Sinclaire, from Solihull, had previously been a UKIP candidate - but was expelled from the party earlier this year.

Her departure followed a row over the party’s membership of the Europe of Freedom and Democracy group.

At the time she said that she still intended to stand at the General Election and has now thrown her weight behind SAMRA.

“If I am elected to Westminster I will lose my seat in Brussels, and take a £20,000 pay cut,” she said.

“I am not in this for the money; I am in it because I believe in honest and open government.”

SAMRA has been set up by local people and had previously announced it would be fielding candidates in all 17 council wards.

Ms Sinclaire spoke at a public meeting on Wednesday night and voiced her support for the party’s pledge to restore power to the public.

 

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