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No UKIP candidate for Cheltenham
BBC Gloucestershire politics reporter
UKIP won't be fielding a candidate in Cheltenham.
The town voted for Remain in the referendum so UKIP says it will instead concentrate resources elsewhere in the county.
The party stressed it won’t be endorsing another candidate in the town, nor has any arrangement been made with other parties.
Cheltenham is a target seat for the Lib Dems, with former MP Martin Horwood returning from his defeat in 2015 to try to win back his seat from the Conservatives.
But UKIP's decision could be welcome news for the Tory campaign, hoping added votes might strengthen Alex Chalk's majority.
Meanwhile, the Greens have decided to put up a candidate in Cheltenham after failing to agree a progressive alliance with the Liberal Democrats and Labour.
The Conservatives won the only seat up for grabs on Cheltenham Borough Council, due to a by-election after a councillor stood down.
It means the council remains Lib Dem led, with 24 Lib Dem councillors out of 40 in total.