A UKIP politician in Bradford has quit the party, citing the row over Nigel Farage's leadership as one of his reasons for leaving.

Mohammed 'Harry' Boota (pictured) had stood as Ukip's Parliamentary candidate for Bradford West in the General Election, coming fourth in the contest.

Yesterday, he said he had left the party for two reasons - a lack of support during his election campaign and party leader Nigel Farage's decision to stay on as leader after his initial resignation.

He said: "I was looking for a party with a leader, not a leader with a party."

Mr Boota, a former Liberal Democrat, remained tight-lipped about whether he would be joining a different party.

Jason Smith, Ukip's Bradford and district chairman, said candidates had been expected to run their own campaigns, not rely on support from the central party.

And he accused Mr Boota of being a "typical flip-flopper", jumping from party to party.

"He was a Lib Dem, and now he's going somewhere else," he said.