UKIP are standing aside because May has adopted their agenda

Responding to the news UKIP are standing in just 377 seats out of 650, down from 624 in 2015, Liberal Democrat Shadow Foreign Secretary Tom Brake commented:

"UKIP are standing aside for the Conservatives because they know Theresa May has adopted their divisive agenda wholesale.

"As Nigel Farage has said, Theresa May is now using the exact words and phrases he has been using for the last 20 years.

"The scene has been set for a Conservative landslide that would be bad for people's jobs, our schools and the NHS.

"But it's not too late to ensure a strong opposition and a better future for this country.

"The Liberal Democrats are the only party can challenge Theresa May, fight to protect our schools and hospitals and stand up against a bad Brexit deal."