Pete Reeve under fire from UKIP MEP

Election of Chairman and Leader for Cambridgeshire County Council. Cllr Peter Reeve UKIP.

Election of Chairman and Leader for Cambridgeshire County Council. Cllr Peter Reeve UKIP. - Credit: Archant

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge is calling for the party's local communities spokesman Pete Reeve to be expelled from the party.

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

UKIP MEP Bill Etheridge. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire - Credit: PA

This announcement comes after Mr Reeve told North Norfolk voters to back the Liberal Democrat's candidate Norman Lamb in a video endorsement.

Mr Reeve hailed Mr Lamb as 'a man who will stand up for North Norfolk', as he battles for his seat against Tory MP James Wild.

Cllr Etheridge said Mr Reeve: 'Either has no clue about politics in the UK, which is always a possibility given his catastrophic track record of running campaigns in UKIP, or he's hoping to get his back scratched in return.'

Mr Etheridge, who is fighting for his home seat of Dudley North for UKIP, continued: 'It's astonishing anyone in UKIP telling their voters to support the ultra pro-EU Lib Dems. We did not stand in that seat specifically to keep MPs who want to overturn the referendum result out of Westminster.


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'It's a scandal for our members who have campaigned long and hard for an independent Britain to hear a paid member of UKIP staff endorsing a rival.'

He continued: 'Can you imagine Diane Abbott telling Labour members to vote for a Tory? Perhaps his MBE is no longer enough and he wants a seat as a cross bencher on the red benches now he has lost his county council seat.'

To see the story of Mr Reeve's endorsement, click here.

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