Leader Paul Nuttall says decision not to contend close to half of all seats is 'noble' – but analysis reveals it could spell disaster for Labour
But Jeremy Corbyn's party could be on course to lose at least four seats
'It's only fair we are given proportionate coverage by our national broadcaster' says co-leader Jonathan Bartley
'If Ukip had been in charge of the Leave campaign, I believe David Cameron would still be PM and we would have voted to Remain'
David Cameron put party before country in those panicky days in late 2012 and early 2013 when he got spooked by the Ukippers, and now we see a Tory party successful at the expense of the broader nation’s interests
The party doesn't have any purpose after the success of Brexit, the MP said
The party is likely to be completely annihilated in the general election, early results show
Labour had lost 112 council seats by 5am and was bracing itself for more later in the day. The Tories had gained 130 while the Liberal Democrats were down 16 seats
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall said his party would the 'backbone' against Brexit backsliding
Ukip leader Paul Nuttall says Anne Marie Waters' comments are 'way above and beyond party policy' and some had made him feel 'a bit uncomfortable'
Stunt follows the launch of party's 'integration agenda' which included a burqa ban
The Ukip leader did not reveal where he intends to stand, but he is campaigning in Hartlepool on Saturday
He had been set to challenge Douglas Carswell, who is now standing down
Introducing the event at Marriott County Hall, Mr Nuttall said: 'Today’s message will be a message of positivity, it will not be about negativity'
When he eventually emerged ten minutes later Mr Nuttall said the party’s national executive committee would decide at the end of this whether or not he will stand as an MP
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