Roger Helmer refuses to quit as MEP

‘Better off in’ until successor is chosen


Veteran Tory Eurosceptic Roger Helmer is refusing to quit as an MEP, after announcing his retirement from the European Parliament on 1 January, as controversy surrounded his intended replacement.

Using the list system, Helmer’s replacement should have been Rupert Matthews, who was discovered to be a sceptic over the EU, but on precious little else. He has several  fascinating interests, chief among which is ghost hunting. Of course, there is much more to him -  he’s ...


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