Suffolk-born Gareth Snell, who infamously labelled Brexit a “pile of s***” in a Twitter rant, attacked the Ukip leader for having no ties to the area he wants to represent.
Mr Nuttall and Snell are among the favourites for the heavily Brexit-backing constituency, where 70 per cent backed the vote to leave the crumbling Brussels bloc.
Paul Nuttall and Gareth Snell are expected to go head-to-head to represent Stoke
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Gareth Snell has blasted rival Nuttall
Former Labour MP Tristam Hunt managed to clinch a 5,179 vote majority at the last General Election, where Ukip finished second.
Yet Mr Nuttall is tipped to snatch the seat from Labour and earn Ukip’s second seat in the House of Commons.
Mr Snell, who moved to Stoke 13 years ago by grew up nearly 200 miles away in Suffolk, told the Mirror: “Stoke is a convenient stop for Paul Nuttall on his way to Westminster.
“There are plenty of campaigns he could have been involved when he was an MEP – he has not had any interest in them whatsoever.
“All of a sudden, because there was a big Leave vote and a timely parliamentary by-election, he wants to brand himself Mr Stoke.
“Paul has come here to make his name, I came here to make my life.”
“So far all he has talked about is his own prominence as a national politician and how as the leader of Ukip he can do things in Parliament that no-one else can.
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He should pack his bags and sod off back to where he came from
“Well, if he’s only interested in being the leader of Ukip in Parliament he should take his bags and sod off back to where he came from.”
The Labour hopeful, who previously labelled Jeremy Corbyn an “IRA supporting friend of Hamas” on social media, attempted to depict himself as a Brexiteer by hailing the Labour leader’s decision to force his party’s MPs to trigger Article 50.
Snell said: “We’re a democratic party and we have to respect what the wishes of our voters are. Jeremy got it right.”
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