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Monckton pulled out of UK Election

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Update: Perth and Kinross council has just confirmed to the Guardian that Lord Monckton withdrew his candidacy earlier today ahead of the 4pm deadline set by the Electoral Commission. The final and full list of candidates can now be viewed on the council's website. A Ukip spokesman said the decision to withdraw was taken because a Restore Trust in Parliament candidate is also contesting this seat. It is Ukip policy, said the spokesman, not to field candidates against eurosceptic Conservatives or Restore Trust in Parliament candidates.