Chislehurst MEP Janice Atkinson expelled from Ukip in expenses row
PUBLISHED: 09:44 24 March 2015 | UPDATED: 10:47 24 March 2015
She will appeal the decision
UKIP MEP Janice Atkinson, who lives in Chislehurst, has been expelled from the party over an allegation about her expenses.
Mrs Atkinson was to have been the party’s candidate for Folkestone and Hythe in the general election, but was thrown out on Monday for “bringing the party into disrepute”. Her chief of staff Christine Hewitt was also ejected.
Mrs Atkinson, who remains an MEP, said she would appeal.
She said in a statement: “I am deeply disappointed by this decision. I will continue to work tirelessly for the people of south east England.”