The UKIP group in the London Assembly has disbanded, creating a new group – the Brexit Alliance Group.

The announcement came from the remaining UKIP London Assembly member David Kurten.

Mr Kurten tweeted: “The UKIP group on the London Assembly has been disbanded. I remain as a UKIP London Assembly Member and have formed a new group with Independent Peter Whittle, which will be called the Brexit Alliance.”

Peter Whittle, the other UKIP London Assembly member, resigned from the party last week.

Mr Whittle will now lead the Brexit Alliance Group.

Mr Whittle’s resignation came amid a number of other resignations in the party following the appointment of former EDL leader Tommy Robinson as an adviser.