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Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party is announcing its first 150 Parliamentary candidates in the coming days, and named the first fifty this morning in a list seen by Breitbart London which includes a former Labour party politician, a Sikh temple leader, and a Tory constituency chairwoman.
The new names of Brexit Party members who will challenge Westminster seats for the party when the next general election comes — which could be as far away as 2022 but many in Westminster believe could be within months — follows a campaign launch at the end of June where party leader Nigel Farage took to the stage before 100 seated candidates.
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The party hailed the new candidates as experienced and “highly competent” individuals who had real world, rather than “Westminster bubble” experience. Party chairman Richard Tice said the selection showed Brexit would “restore common sense and confidence in Westminster.”
Brexit leader Nigel Farage meanwhile noted the political situation his candidates were preparing to face, when he reflected on the backsliding already seen by new Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Farage said: “With Boris Johnson already watering down Brexit, and looking to bounce the country into an early general election, trust is now the key issue in British politics.
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“Our great candidates will not stand for Mrs May’s treaty being repackaged, it is still the worst deal in history and a betrayal of leave voters. That’s why we are ready to fight in every seat to secure the Brexit that 17.4m voted for.”
Teacher and former Labour leader of Rochdale council Colin Lambert was one of the 50 named this morning. He was one of a group of councillors who defected en-masse from Labour to the Brexiteers last month and revealed that while he had supported Labour for 40 years, he believed “they have let down our city and people by...
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