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Yeo quits Labour 'to support Ukip' UK BULLETINS.

A FORMER chairman of Labour's ruling National Executive Committee has left the party in order to support Ukip in the coming general election, Nigel Farage has announced.

Harriet Yeo, a former president of the TSSA transport union, an NEC member for eight years and chairman in 2012/13, is the most senior Labour figure to leave the party in favour of Ukip, in what will be seen as a blow to leader Ed Miliband.

She has resigned from the party because of Mr Miliband's refusal to offer a referendum on Britain's membership of the European Union, the Daily Telegraph reported. It is understood Ms Yeo will now sit as an independent.

A Ukip spokesman made clear that Ms Yeo was not joining the eurosceptic party, but said she was expected to give her "wholehearted support for Ukip" during the election campaign.

Ukip leader Mr Farage said: "I'm delighted that Ukip can now count upon the support of such a respected figure as Harriet Yeo."

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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Feb 18, 2015
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