Sunday, August 8

Hartlepool by-election

Robert Kilroy-Silk UKIP's 'star' personality today announced that he will not be standing as a candidate at the Hartlepool by-election which is expected to be held on 7 October. The party is now in the process of selecting a candidate.

Two names, at the time of typing, have been accepted by the local party Chairman for consideration, Chris Williamson a local business woman and Steve Allison a former local independent councilor. Other names are expected to be put forward for for consideration as UKIP's candidate this evening before nominations close at midnight.

Please see for up todate details.