Brexit Party unveils list of 50 MP candidates ready to 'fight' in general election

Joe Gamp
Contributor, Yahoo News UK
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage says the party is ready to "fight" for all 650 seats (GETTY)

The Brexit Party has released the names of 50 MP candidates as it gears up for an early general election.

The first names are part of a wave of announcements, with the party planning to reveal candidates for all 650 seats across the UK.

Boris Johnson’s House of Commons majority was reduced to just one with the victory of Lib Democrat Jane Dodds in the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election.

Another 100 candidate names are expected to be released next week.

Leader Nigel 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.

“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.”

Mr Farage tweeted that Mr Johnson’s Conservative Government faced “annihilation” if it failed on its promise to deliver Brexit by Halloween.

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He wrote: “Today The Brexit Party launches 50 new parliamentary candidates across the country. If the Tories don’t deliver Brexit by October 31, they will be annihilated.”

The party’s Heywood and Middleton candidate, Colin William Lambert, said: “I left the Labour Party after nearly 40 as it is simply not the party I joined. They have let down our city and people by ignoring the democratic decision to leave the EU.

Boris Johnson suffered a major blow when his party lost the Brecon and Radnorshire by-election (AP)

“It gave me great pleasure to recently announce the Brexit Party’s first council group with Councillors Alan McCarthy and Kath Nickson in Rochdale, who defected from Labour and the Liberal Democrats respectively.”

The full list of candidates announced include:

· Amber Valley – Anna Louisa Bailey
· Ashfield – Martin Daubney
· Birmingham, Northfield – Owen David Prew
· Bishop Auckland – Nick Brown
· Blackpool South – David Brown
· Bradford South – Kulvinder Singh Manik
· Burnley – Stewart Ian Scott
· Burton – Dale Prime

Mr Farage's Brexit Party is ready to "fight" at general election (AP)

· Carlisle – Rob Rimmer
· Chesham and Amersham – Steven Kent
· Crewe and Nantwich – Matthew Peter Wood
· Devizes – Daniel Day-Robinson
· Don Valley – Paul Alan Whitehurst
· Doncaster Central – Surjit Singh Duhre
· Dudley North – Rupert James Graham Lowe
· Dudley South – Paul Brothwood
· Dundee West – Stuart Waiton
· Esher and Walton – Axel Robert Thill
· Forest of Dean – Sam Norton
· Great Yarmouth – Adrian Paul Myers
· Harlow – Neil Greaves
· Hartlepool – Ken Hodcroft
· Heywood and Middleton – Colin William Lambert
· Houghton and Sunderland South – Kevin Yuill
· Hyndburn – Gregory Butt

The Brexit Party wants the UK to leave the EU without an agreement (GETTY)

· Leicester East – Jack Collier
· Mansfield – Kate (Kathryn Rita) Allsop
· Montgomeryshire – Oliver Lewis
· Nuneaton – Deeanne Clarke
· Penistone and Stocksbridge – John Charles Booker
· Plymouth, Moor View – Peter Agambar
· Redcar – Jacqueline Cummins
· Redditch – Jordan Lake
· Rother Valley – Allen Cowles
· Scarborough and Whitby – Robert Andersen
· Scunthorpe – Jeremy James Gorman
· Sevenoaks – Paulette Furse
· Sherwood – David Robert Dodds
· Southampton, Itchen – Alexandra Phillips
· Stoke-on-Trent Central – Dr Tariq Mahood
· Stoke-on-Trent North – Daniel Rudd
· Stoke-on-Trent South – Ian Thomas Brassington
· Sunderland Central – Viral Parikh
· Telford – Elaine Catherine Adams
· Thirsk and Malton – Aleshea Westwood
· Torfaen – David Gwyn Thomas
· Wakefield – Robert Bashforth
· Walsall North – Stephen Harry Petty
· Waveney – Robert Rowland
· Wolverhampton South East – Raj Chaggar