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Amjad Bashir: 'UKIP are trying to muddy the waters'

A UKIP MEP who has defected to the Conservatives has denied that he was suspended by his party.

Amjad Bashir said UKIP were "trying to muddy the waters" by claiming he had been suspended from the party before he defected.

UKIP leader Nigel Farage told the BBC Mr Bashir had already been suspended over various allegations - all of which Mr Bashir denies - shortly before announcing his defection on Saturday.

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