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Hamilton withdraws from UKIP selection process in Essex

The former Conservative minister Neil Hamilton has withdrawn from a UKIP selection process, and suggested there is a "dirty tricks" campaign against him.

His name was on a list of those hoping to become UKIP's candidate in the Essex seat of South Basildon and East Thurrock.

Earlier a leaked letter queried his expenses claims.

Mr Hamilton says he is now backing another candidate.

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