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Nigel Farage says Brexit Party will stand in Labour-held Canterbury and Whitstable seat at General Election

Nigel Farage is adamant the Brexit Party will be standing in Canterbury "come what may", KentOnline can reveal.

The party leader confirmed a candidate will be running in the Labour-held seat.

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage
Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage

He announced yesterday how 317 of his candidates in Conservative-held constituencies would be stood down as he bids to safeguard the UK's eventual exit from the European Union.

But speculation Mr Farage would also be offering a helping hand to the Tories in Labour marginals has been shot down.

University of Oxford graduate Owen Prew will remain as the Brexit Party candidate for Canterbury, meaning the pro-leave vote is set to be split between both parties.

Speaking exclusively to KentOnline, Mr Farage, 55, said: "We will fight for Canterbury come what may."

As it stands, five parties will be vying for the seat which was decided by just 187 votes in 2017.

Owen Prew is the Brexit Party candidate for Canterbury and Whitstable
Owen Prew is the Brexit Party candidate for Canterbury and Whitstable

The Brexit Party, Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems and Greens have all put forward a candidate.

Writing for the Telegraph this morning, Mr Farage said: "I believe the Brexit Party’s general election strategy will put Britain on the best possible course for future success.

"It should also kill off the idea of a second referendum.

"It has been three-and-a-half years since the UK voted to become an independent nation.

"Since then, the country has been subjected to delays, sell-outs, Theresa May’s plastic premiership and growing belief among Remain MPs that they can turn democracy on its head."

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