THE MEP for the East of England has said he has ‘no confidence’ in his former party’s ability to capitalise on Brexit.

Tim Aker was critical of Ukip in a recent interview with Sky News, where he claimed that its current leadership under Gerard Batten “isn’t interested” in gaining supporting in smaller areas.

He said: “There is a massive opportunity to build up locally, but Ukip under the current leadership just isn’t interested.

“They care about what women wear and someone found in contempt of court, not about the bread and butter issues.

“Look around, Thurrock is a very mixed very diverse community.

“Because everyone here drives on congested roads, has to wait longer for GP appointments, and sees council house waiting lists soaring by the week.”