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Saturday, 24 January 2015

UKIP suspend MEP Amjad Bashir over 'extremely serious' allegations

United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP) Member of the European Parliament (MEP), Amjad Bashir, has today been suspended from the party pending investigations into a number of issues which UKIP say they consider to be extremely serious. 

Mr Bashir has been informed of the specifics of the investigations which include unanswered financial and employment questions, interference with UKIP candidate selection processes and a continued affiliation with Mujeeb Bhutto, despite the party’s protests against Mr Bhutto’s involvement with Mr Bashir or UKIP.

Commenting a spokesperson for UKIP said: "The UK Independence Party has a zero-tolerance policy and takes the matters at hand extremely seriously. The allegations against Mr Bashir are of a grave nature and we will be forwarding our evidence obtained so far to the police. UKIP will not tolerate anyone abusing their positions in the party, as we have a firm commitment to differing ourselves from the existing political classes." 

"As a result, Mr Bashir’s involvement with the party was suspended today with immediate effect pending further investigations." The spokesperson added.