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Farage Says Brexit Party Won't Stand on Yorkshire Coast

Farage Says Brexit Party Won't Stand on Yorkshire Coast

Published by Matthew Pells at 12:31pm 11th November 2019. (Updated at 1:40pm 11th November 2019)

The leader of the Brexit Party, Nigel Farage, has said that his party won't contest any of the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the last general election but will stand in seats won by Labour.

That will mean there will be no Brexit Party candidates in the Conservative held seats of Scarborough & Whitby, East Yorkshire or Malton, Thirsk & Filey.

Mr Farage said his party had made the decision based on polling which indicated standing in seats in London, the South and the South West may split the vote of pro-Brexit candidates and allow pro-Remain candidates to win.

Earlier today the party had announced a change of candidate standing in the Scarborough and Whitby constituency.

Labour Party Chair, Ian Lavery, said:

“This is a Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson alliance with Donald Trump to sell out our country and send £500 million per week from our NHS to US drugs companies.
We urge voters to reject this Thatcherite 1980s tribute act, which would lead to more savage Tory attacks on working class communities. Our NHS is not for sale."


There are 2 comments on this page.

zara, on 11th November 2019 3:07pm
is that the best comment that labour can make? Talk about pathetic. I have lived through Labour and Conservative governments and none of them have lived up to their promises and both quick to blame the other for the NHS problems (and police, education etc etc). Shame about Brexit party not standing here because they would have had my vote and a lot of other people i know. Suppose it will have to be the conservatives now as i want Brexit in some fashion
JohnfromScarborough, on 11th November 2019 8:23pm
What is the problem with buying drugs from the US? I would imagine that it has been going on for years given the huge scale of medical research there. They probably buy some from us. I can see that there might be an objection to the US providing services to NHS patients but fail to see why we should not buy drugs from whichever country can supply the most effective drugs for the best price.

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