UKIP leader Nigel Farage has said he will not stand in the upcoming Newark by-election.
The by-election has been caused by the resignation of former Tory MP Patrick Mercer from parliament over a cash-for-questions scandal.
Speculation that Mr Farage would stand as a candidate, even though he has no local connection, was rife earlier this morning.
But Mr Farage said he wanted to focus on the European Parliament elections.
He told the BBC earlier that a defeat in the by-election would mean he was finished and that "the bubble is burst".