With shamed MEP Godfrey Bloom standing down for UKIP in Brussels (though not as a party member) his successor in the European Parliament will almost certainly be Jane Collins, who is #1 on their list for Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire.
If you’re hoping that Collins’ gender would indicate less regressive social views, you’re going to be disappointed. She tells the Hull Daily Mail of Bloom:
“I am pleased he has not left the party, he is being incredibly supportive.
“As for the ‘slut’ remark, I was there and everyone in the room took it as a joke.”
So that’s okay then.
Did we mention that she was his election campaign manager?