Nigel Farage and Paul Nuttall are EGGED as they campaign for Ukip in Stoke

NIGEL Farage and Paul Nuttall had eggs thrown at them as they campaigned today in Stoke.

The former Ukip leader was in the city with his successor as they campaigned ahead of the Stoke Central by-election.

The pair are holding a joint campaign event in Stoke today, with Mr Nuttall tipped to win the seat and become Ukip’s second MP.

According to a poll carried out by the Leave.EU campaign group, Mr Nuttall is on course to win the Stoke Central by-election.Nigel-Farage-egged-Paul-Nuttall-763850

The survey shows the new Ukip leader has 39 per cent of support in the Staffordshire constituency.

It predicts Labour’s Europhile candidate Gareth Snell will finish second with 33 per cent of the vote.

Tory hopeful Jack Brereton, who also backed Remain, is projected to finish third, narrowly ahead of Lib Dem candidate Zulfiqar Ali.

This is the second time in recent years that the Brexit figurehead has been pelted with eggs by a protester.

In 2014 Mr Farage, the then Ukip leader, was hit with an egg  as he arrived in Nottingham to rally support ahead of the European elections.

Ukip went on to cause a seismic shock in European politics and win that election in Britain.

They secured 24 seats, compared to Labour’s 20 and the Tory’s 19.

Last week Mr Farage said Mr Nuttall’s popularity locally is due to his willingness to tackle local problems including hospital waiting times.

Mr Farage told the Stoke Sentinel that Mr Nuttall who is facing major establishment competition does not have a ‘magic wand’ to solve Stoke-on-Trent’s problems.

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