UKIP Thirsk and Malton has announced that Toby Horton has been readopted as its Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in the event of an early General Election.

Mr Horton fought the seat in 2010, 2015 and 2017.

He said: “UKIP is the only party committed to the clean Brexit for which the overwhelming majority of Thirsk and Malton constituents voted in the 2016 Referendum.

“Both the Conservative and Labour parties have reneged on solemn commitments made in their 2017 General Election manifestos and during the Article 50 process, while the Lib Dems’ ex-leader Nick Clegg, the high priest of Eurofederalism, has shown his true opinion of the disastrous Euro-project by pushing off to make his fortune in California.

“Only UKIP can be trusted to make a reality of the 2016 Referendum result, the largest democratic vote in the history of our country.”

Mr Horton's career includes helping to found Minster FM in York and Yorkshire Coast Radio in Scarborough.

His political career includes fighting Tony Blair as Conservative candidate in Sedgefield and being William Hague’s constituency chairman in Richmond. He joined UKIP in 2006.