A spokeswoman for Nigel Farage has hit out at “false” allegations that she had an affair with the Ukip leader.
Annabelle Fuller complained of being “hounded” after an MEP challenged Mr Farage on the rumours in the European Parliament.
Nikki Sinclaire, who left the party after a row with Mr Farage, said during a plenary session yesterday: “With unemployment still a problem across Europe and indeed across the UK, does Mr Farage think it is a fair use of taxpayers’ money, namely his secretarial allowance, not only to employ his wife Kirsten but his former mistress Annabelle Fuller?
“Is this a responsible use of taxpayers’ money, Mr Farage?”
In a statement, Miss Fuller said: “I have been continually hounded by the press with these false allegations since 2006.
“It’s a shame that as a woman I am considered fair game for accusations of alleged affairs.”