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UKIP will fight 'hell for leather' to win Cannock Chase seat

UKIP's deputy leader has said his party will fight 'hell for leather' to win Aidan Burley's seat when he stands down at the next general election.


MEP Paul Nuttall stopped short of calling for the Cannock Chase MP to resign, but said it would be 'fantastic' if he did as it would enable a by-election to held at the same time as the European and district elections on May 22, at no extra cost to the taxpayer.

Mr Nuttall was speaking to the Express & Star at a UKIP meeting inside the Aquarius Ballroom in Hednesford yesterday. Among the issues he raised was the controversial HS2 rail project. He said: "

There is only one place in this country HS2 is going to benefit ... It isn't Cannock. It's London."

Mr Nuttall was joined by Councillor Alan Dean, chairman of the Cannock Chase UKIP branch, and councillor Linda Whitehouse.

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