Natasha Bolter
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UKIP activist claims Roger Bird 'lied over relationship'

UKIP activist Natasha Bolter has told the BBC a senior party figure was "lying" when he said they had a relationship.

Ms Bolter has accused the party's general secretary, Roger Bird, of propositioning her on the day he oversaw her completion of an exam for prospective candidates.

Mr Bird denies that version of events claiming that he had a "consensual relationship" with Ms Bolter, and has released text messages which he says back up his case.

He has been suspended as UKIP considers a complaint relating to candidate selection.

Ms Bolter told Newsnight's Tom Mangold: "l felt pressured maybe that if I did the right thing my career would go faster and further".

  • 10 Dec 2014
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