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Brexit Party candidate pulls out of North East Cambridgeshire after leader's announcement over Tory held seats

Brexit Party candidate Paul Bullen has pulled out of the race to be North East Cambridgeshire's new MP after leader Nigel Farage announced they would not fight Tory held seats.

Monday's announcement by Mr Farage has angered Mr Bullen who said the first he knew about the decision to step aside in seats with a Conservative majority was "the same time as everybody else".

He said there was no consultation or prior warning about Mr Farage's decision, made allegedly after he was offered a peerage by Prime Minister Boris Johnson in a secret meeting between the two party leaders, that sealed an unofficial pact between them.

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