Nigel Farage pelted with milkshake before boarding campaign bus

Nigel Farage
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Nigel Farage had a drink thrown over him as he left the Moon and Starfish pub in Clacton.

The Reform UK leader had been speaking to reporters in the pub after his rally at Clacton Pier. He was seen with the drink, which appeared to be milkshake, splattered over his suit as he boarded his campaign bus.

It comes a day after Mr Farage became the leader of Reform UK and announced he will stand in the general election.

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Mr Farage has assumed the leadership from Richard Tice, following an announcement today. He said he will stand for the seat of Clacton in Essex.

Mr Farage has stood for election to the House of Commons on seven previous occasions, at five general elections and in two by-elections. He lost each time by a significant margin.

In May, he made it clear he was not intending to stand in the July 4 poll, saying he would instead be focussed on the United States Presidential race, where he has a close bond with Republican candidate Donald Trump.

He said at that point he remained fully supportive of Reform UK and their leader Richard Tice and urged voters across the country to back the party.

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