Election 2015 England

Bradford UKIP candidate Owais Rajput 'pushed' after debate

Owais Rajput Image copyright ukip
Image caption Owais Rajput was allegedly assaulted at the event in Bradford

Claims a UKIP candidate was assaulted at a hustings at Bradford Cathedral are being investigated by police.

Owais Rajput, who is standing for election in the Bradford East constituency, was allegedly pushed by a man after the debate on Sunday night.

He also says he was verbally abused at the event, which he attended in support of fellow UKIP parliamentary candidate for Bradford West, Harry Boota.

West Yorkshire Police said it was looking into the incident.


The candidates for Bradford East are:

  • Iftikhar Ahmed (Conservative)
  • Imran Hussain (Labour)
  • James Lewthwaite (British Democratic Party)
  • Owais Rajput (UKIP)
  • Dave Stevens (Green)
  • David Ward (Liberal Democrat)

The candidates for Bradford West are:

  • Harry Boota (UKIP)
  • George Galloway (Respect)
  • George Grant (Conservative)
  • Alun Griffiths (Liberal Democrat)
  • Celia Hickson (Green)
  • Therese Hirst (English Democrats)
  • James Kirkcaldy (Independent)
  • Naseem Shah (Labour)

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