The UK Independence Party (UKIP) which has 2 members on the London Assembly, has lost it’s largest funder. Paul Sykes has announced that he will no longer donate to the party following it’s decision to challenge Eurosceptic Tory MPs at the next General Election.
Explaining his decision, Mr Sykes told the BBC he was “warming to what I am hearing from the Conservative Party and I have no intention whatsoever of upsetting their applecart.”
When asked if he’d be funding the Tories, Sykes told the Today programme that he “hadn’t decided anything”.
Last month Mr Sykes called for former Labour MP and TV presenter, Robert Kilroy-Silk, to replace ex-Tory MP Roger Knapman as UKIP leader.