Former Brexit Party candidate decides to stand down from Harlow contest
General Election 2019 / Tue 12th Nov 2019 pm30 01:11pm
NEIL GREAVES, who until yesterday, was the Harlow Brexit Party candidate, has decided to stand down as a runner for the general election of 2019.
Mr Greaves said: “It has been 24 hours since Nigel Farage decided not to field any Brexit Party candidates in Conservative-held seats. I believe that it would have been a very close contest.
I have floated the idea of standing as Independent Brexiteer, but without the backing of a major party it would be very difficult to make any sort of impression in the General Election. I still believe that Boris’s deal is not Brexit, my views have not changed.
“It is a crying shame that the good people of Harlow will not have a genuine Leave option on the ballot paper.
To the supports and volunteers, it has been an absolute joy getting to know you all over the last few months.
Thank you for all your hard work, delivering leaflets and holding street stalls.
“We gave it our best shot”.
Louis Stedman-Bryce (The Farage Fan Club’s Scottish MEP) has also decided not to run, for much the same reasons. Best satire of the day? https://newsthump.com/2019/11/12/dropped-brexit-party-candidates-form-the-peoples-front-of-brexit/ "splitters".