Brexit Party election campaign: 'We will contest every seat'

Friday, November 1, 2019

The Brexit Party have today launched their election campaign, reiterating their determination to form a Leave alliance.

Nigel Farage said his party would "contest every seat" at the general election unless the Prime Minister agreed to form a pact with his party in the next two weeks.

He said 500 Brexit Party candidates would be signing their candidate forms on November 4.

The party leader refused to say whether or not he would be standing as a candidate in the election, but promised to reveal his plans in "two or three days".

"The only way to solve this [Brexit] is to build a Leave alliance across this country, and not just the Conservative and the Brexit Party," he said.

Nigel Farage arrives at the Brexit Party election campaign launch

"There are Labour figures out there who would more than happily stand in this election if we could put this coalition together."

Mr Farage added that the Brexit Party had enough money coming in via their website for a "fully-funded election campaign", and urged Boris Johnson not to underestimate them.

"Please don't doubt that we are ready. Don't underestimate our determination or our organisation," he said.

"If it hadn't been for UKIP, there would have been no referendum on EU membership, and without the Brexit Party, we will never get a meaningful Brexit done."

However, the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said today that the Conservatives were "not interested" in a pact with any party, adding that they were "in it to win it".

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