Brexit Party defections.

Three Members of the European Parliament have resigned from the Brexit Party

They say voting for Mr Johnson’s party at the general election is the only way “to ensure Brexit gets delivered”.

Annunziata Rees-Mogg – sister of Jacob Rees-Mogg the Commons Leader – Lance Forman and Lucy Harris are all now backing the Conservatives and encouraging people to vote for them.

 Nigel Farage said he was “disappointed”, he added that the party was already helping the Conservatives to secure a parliamentary majority for exiting the EU, having agreed not to run in seats won or held by the Tories in 2017.

In November Mr Farage announced it would not contest the 317 Westminster seats the Conservatives won in 2017, in order to help Leave-supporting candidates win election.

However  Ms Rees-Mogg, a former Tory parliamentary candidate, said: “We need a strong Leave-supporting government to deliver the Brexit 17.4 million voted for.

On Wednesday, the Brexit Party expelled another MEP, John Longworth, the former director general of the British Chambers of Commerce, accusing him of “repeatedly undermining” Mr Farage’s election strategy.

Mr Farage said he was “disappointed that four of our MEPs don’t seem to understand that we both saved the Conservative Party from large-scale losses to the Liberal Democrats in the south and south-west of England”.
He added that the Brexit Party was “hammering the Labour Leave vote in its traditional heartlands, making it much easier for the Conservatives to win many of those seats”.
However, he said he would continue to target Labour-held Leave areas, despite these being a key part of the Conservatives’ plan to win a majority and pass a Brexit deal.


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