Steven Woolfe, the favourite to become the next leader of UKIP, is in hospital after collapsing outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg.
ITV News (@itvnews) October 6, 2016
Reports suggest Woolfe was punched by a colleague during a ‘clear the air meeting.’
It is claimed Woolfe appeared fine after the altercation but collapsed later complaining of losing “the feeling down one side of his body,” according to one witness.
UKIP, the party that claimed victory in the recent Brexit vote, has been in turmoil since former leader Nigel Farage stood down and Diane James quit after 18 days in the post.
Responding to questions from reporters, a UKIP spokesperson described Mr Woolfe as “conscious and recovering” in hospital.
I've just heard Steven Woolfe's condition is life threatening. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers.— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) October 6, 2016
Other reaction to the news
Disturbing news emerging regarding Steven Woolfe MEP. I hope he makes a full recovery. My thoughts are with his loved ones.— Tom Watson (@tom_watson) October 6, 2016