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Reform UK’s Lee Anderson has landed himself in sizzling water after being snapped parking his BMW in a disabled parking area throughout his marketing campaign actions.

Footage and snapshots have emerged exhibiting the previous Conservative, now representing Nigel Farage’s Reform UK, parking in silver beamer in a disabled area at Huthwaite Market Place automobile park inside his Ashfield constituency final Friday.

The photos seize Mr Anderson stowing away a bag within the boot of his gray BMW X5 and taking off his jacket earlier than he climbs into the driving force’s seat. Notably absent from the scene is a blue badge on the automobile’s windscreen.

When requested to clarify, Mr Anderson claimed he could not recall his precise whereabouts that day as he was “all over Ashfield on Friday at several different locations.”

He insisted: “The only time I would deliberately park in a disabled bay in when I’m with my disabled wife”, reviews the Mirror.

However, the footage additionally reveals what appears to be a movie crew becoming a member of him within the automobile, together with one particular person wielding a increase microphone.

Mr Anderson additional commented: “I’ve been back to the site and … there is no signage. The yellow paint on the floor has nearly all gone so it’s not instantly recognisable as a disabled bay.”

“I would never deliberately park in a disabled bay.”

He reported the difficulty to the native council, urging them to put in clear signage and repaint the bay correctly.

Subsequent to the incident, about an hour and a half later, Mr Anderson uploaded a video to Facebook exhibiting him and his workforce having fun with a “having a well-deserved break” at The Picture House, a Wetherspoons institution a quick drive from the automobile park.

Last month, UKIP chief Nigel Farage sparked controversy after being photographed parking his automobile in a disabled parking bay for 45 minutes whereas purchasing at Marks & Spencer.

In 2021, Mr Anderson posted on Facebook a couple of Zoom assembly he’d attended with the Conservative Party’s disabilities group. He mentioned that they had “asked a series of questions about disabilities. It made me realise how ignorant I am.”

He added: “One gentleman told me there are certain places he does not visit as there are no disabled toilets. I promised him I will raise this and I will. I obviously take too much for granted.”