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THE Tories should give the Brexit Party a free run at targeting traditional Labour heartlands in the North, Midlands and Wales as part of an electoral pact, its leader Nigel Farage has said.
Mr Farage, writing in the Sunday Telegraph, said the offer of a non-aggression pact was “100 per cent sincere” and would help return Prime Minister Boris Johnson to Downing Street.
According to the paper, the former Ukip leader wants to see the Brexit Party not face Tory opposition in seats like Wansbeck, currently held by Labour chairman Ian Lavery, and West Bromwich East, that of deputy leader Tom Watson.
In return, the Brexit Party would not contest seats where they could split the so-called Leave vote, the Telegraph reported.
Mr Farage wrote: “Johnson should cast his mind back to the European elections in May, in which his party came fifth, and ask himself: does he want the Tories to find themselves in a similarly disastrous position when the results of the next general election come in, or does he want to sign a non-aggression pact with me and return to Downing Street?”
Meanwhile, the Brexit Party has taken out adverts in a number of Sunday newspapers with “an election offer for Boris.”
The adverts say “Let’s have a clean-break Brexit, then we will help you secure a big Brexit majority and destroy Corbyn’s Labour.
“Together we would be unstoppable.”
The Brexit Party took 30.5 per cent of the national vote at the European elections in May and gained 29 of the 73 United Kingdom seats, while the Conservatives won only four seats and 8.8 per cent of the vote, coming in fifth.
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