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Devon MEP leaves UKIP

A Devon based MEP has quit UKIP saying the party is 'widely perceived as both homophobic and anti-Islamic'.

Lord William Dartmouth, who lives near Exeter, has accused the leader Gerard Batten of associating with "outlandish people and extreme right-wing groups".

He announced the move with "relief and regret".

The south west euro MP added he would remain sitting as an independent MEP.

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