A UKIP campaign event to win over Stoke has gone very badly wrong [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza

Paul Nuttall’s dreams of a seat in parliament lay in tatters today, but Twitter isn’t exactly teeming with sympathy for the UKIP leader. Instead, they’ve turned a UKIP campaign event into a complete fiasco.

Nuttall on the ropes

Police are investigating the UKIP leader over allegations of electoral fraud.

An investigation by Channel 4′s Michael Crick revealed that the Stoke property Nuttall named as his home in campaign documentation was in fact empty. The confrontation between the two left Nuttall’s campaign in tatters.

Meanwhile, other scandals refuse to go away.

First, the UKIP leader claimed to hold a PhD from a university that has no record of it.

Second, Nuttall has made bold statements on the future of the NHS. The UKIP leader removed the post from his website, but screenshots still circulate widely. In the post, he argues:

The very existence of the NHS stifles competition, and as competition drives quality and choice, innovation and improvements are restricted.

Therefore, I believe, as long as the NHS is the ‘sacred cow’ of British politics, the longer the British people will suffer with a second rate health service.

And most recently, Nuttall was forced to admit he had lied about losing close friends in the Hillsborough disaster.

The Twitter response

People have now flocked to the hashtag #AskPaulNuttall, to have a laugh at the expense of the UKIP leader. Nuttall set up the hashtag to engage with the voters of Stoke. But things did not go as planned.


Others used Nuttall’s apparent honesty issues as the set up.


Nuttall’s campaign will definitely be remembered. At least he can console himself with that.

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– The Stoke-on-Trent by-election takes place on 23 February. Find out more here.

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