UKIP expels Brighton and Hove MEP over expenses

Posted On 23 Mar 2015 at 11:23 pm

The UK Independence Party has expelled one of the four MEPs who represents Brighton and Hove in the European Parliament.

Janice Atkinson and her chief of staff Christine Hewitt have 14 days to appeal against their expulsion from UKIP.

Janice Atkinson

Janice Atkinson

It follows the filming of Ms Hewitt asking a restaurant boss for an inflated receipt to claim on expenses.

The Spearhead

Mrs Atkinson said that she planned to appeal after a disciplinary hearing this evening (Monday 23 March) found that she had brought the party into disrepute.

The South East England MEP had been due to contest the Folkestone and Hythe seat in the general election in May.

She said that she was deeply disappointed by the decision, adding: “I was elected to represent the constituents of the south east of England and I will continue to work tirelessly on their behalf and for the best interests of our country.”

  1. feline1 Reply

    “Marmalade Atkins, you are EXPELLED!!”

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