Catherine Bearder has criticised Nigel Farage following revelations that he set up an offshore account on the Isle of Man in order to avoid paying tax.
Catherine commented: "Nigel Farage's claim to represent ordinary people has once again been exposed as a sham."
"Last month 6 UKIP MEPs voted against measures to tackle tax evasion, on one of the unusual occasions that they actually turned up to vote."
"Voting UKIP isn't a protest. It is a vote for the greedy, lazy and self-serving."
In May 2013, UKIP voted against a European Parliament report which called for concrete ways to combat tax fraud and tax evasion.