Damaged UKIP battle bus postpones Clacton visit

Damaged UKIP battle bus postpones Clacton visit

UKIP leader, Paul Nuttall has postponed a day of campaigning after the party battle bus was damaged.

Mr Nuttall was due to join party activists in Clacton, where UKIP had its only MP elected, on Friday.

But the party's purple battle bus had a wing mirror knocked off overnight and needed to be repaired.

UKIP general election candidate, Paul Oakley, said the bus was "mysteriously damaged" but a party spokesman said it had been accidentally hit by a lorry.

The spokesman said: "A lorry drove a bit too close on its way out early this morning or late last night and just knocked the wing mirror off.


"It's one of those rogue accidents you can't do anything about."

"There is nothing to suggest the wing mirror was knocked off on purpose."

But, writing on Twitter, Paul Oakley, the UKIP general election candidate for Clacton, seemed to suggest that the bus damage might not have been accidental.

He said: "Now hear this! The UKIP battle bus has been mysteriously damaged overnight so will now be in Clacton at the weekend and not today."

Damaged UKIP battle bus postpones Clacton visit

Douglas Carswell had been UKIP's only MP until he quit the party and later announced he would not stand for re-election.

Clayton-based councillor Jeff Bray was picked as the town's UKIP candidate over national executive committee member Paul Oakley by three votes.

However, the party's ruling committee later changed its mind, announcing that London-based Mr Oakley will be its candidate.



Add Comment

all comments

  Other news

more
Blood brothers

Blood brothers..

25-Jun, 20:24

Sammy Maldonado is 15 months older than his brother, David. The age...

Gordon Wilson

Gordon Wilson..

25-Jun, 08:50

Let me tell you a daft wee story about Gordon Wilson. Or rather about the...

10 miscarriages, still trying

10 miscarriages, still trying..

25-Jun, 03:20

That feeling of lying on the bed waiting for the scan with Andrew sat...

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials

HMS Queen Elizabeth due to set sail from Rosyth for sea trials..

26-Jun, 02:24

The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier is due to set sail for the first...

Pope honors 'rebel' priests censured for commitment to poor

Pope honors 'rebel' priests censured for commitment to poor..

20-Jun, 06:54

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage to northern Italy on Tuesday to honor two...

White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians

White House doesn't dispute Trump called Comey a 'nut job' to Russians..

19-May, 16:24

The White House is not denying a report Friday afternoon that President...

Myanmar factory workers release Chinese captives

Myanmar factory workers release Chinese captives..

24-Feb, 01:16

Two hundred striking workers attacked a Chinese-owned garment factory in...

Syrian army declares 2-day combat cessation in southern city

Syrian army declares 2-day combat cessation in southern city..

17-Jun, 05:11

The Syrian military has announced the cessation of all combat operations...