Eurovision winner to stand as Brexit Party MP

Jay Aston Colquhounis (second from right)

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

A former singer with Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz will stand as a Brexit Party candidate for the Labour seat of Kensington at the next election.

Jay Aston Colquhounis said she used to live in Kensington and it “still feels like home”.

“I want to stand for the Brexit Party and fight to uphold democracy for the sake of the people,” she said.

“As an MP, I will work to rebuild trust and help the Brexit Party make the necessary reforms to unite the country after we break free of the European Union.”

Bucks Fizz won Eurovision in 1981 with the song Making Your Mind Up and Ms Aston Colquhounis was in the band from 1981 to 1985.

The Brexit Party held a rally to announce its latest round of candidates for a potential general election.

Leader Nigel Farage said there were 635 “approved candidates” and the party would consider a “non-aggression pact” with the Conservatives if Boris Jonson pursued a no-deal Brexit.

“If you insist on the Withdrawal Agreement, Mr Johnson, we will fight you in every seat up and down the country,” he said.

“The Conservative Party has lost so much trust that the only way they could win a general election is with our support.”

He added: “I want to make this pledge from the Brexit Party. The Withdrawal Agreement is not Brexit. It is a betrayal of what 17.4 million people voted for.”

He predicted a “greater than 50 per cent chance” of a general election in the autumn.

Read more

Jo Swinson: Even Gove against no-deal Brexit

Martin Daubney: We are seeing ‘Brexit’s darkest hour’