Nuttall is s Liverpool scally who has now become a complete fantasist. The pity is UKIP could have won Stoke with any one of six local candidates but by choosing Nuttall they have handed the seat to Labour.
The strength of UKIP has always been its grass root members but its NEC/MEPs are a useless bunch there to take, like Farage, the EU's Euro. Anyone from outside the UKIP Nigel worshipping establishment has been systematically smeared and no platformed leaving just the sycophants to chose candidates from. hence Nuttall.
The only time Nuttall went to a fair vote of UKIP members in 2009 the NW members voted him into second place behind a man called Beaman who was 'persuaded' tostand down leaving Nuttall inthe number one position on the NW UKIP slate. The true story of why Beaman gave up a guaranteed one million Euros over 5 years has never emerged. Common sense dictates the persuasion must have been strong for him to give up a slot he had worked for years to attain.
In parliamentary elections people vote for a named candidate whose history they know. That is why Nuttall is unlikely to win. His master Farage failed seven times in parliamentary elections for the same reasons. As in the Book of Proverbs as a dog returns to its vomit so UKIP returns to its folly.