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European Elections 2019: Ex-Maidstone MP Ann Widdecombe elected for Brexit Party

The former Kent Conservative MP Ann Widdecombe is among the big names elected to the European Parliament for the Brexit Party.

The ex-Strictly and Celebrity Big Brother star, who was Maidstone and the Weald MP from 1987 to 2010, said after her victory she will stand for Parliament if there is no resolution on Brexit by the new deadline of October 31.

Ms Widdecombe was one of 28 MEPs elected for the Brexit Party and stood in the South West region, where she now lives.

Ann Widdecombe has been elected for the Brexit Party
Ann Widdecombe has been elected for the Brexit Party

Speaking on Radio 5, she said she was prepared to put herself forward for Parliament if Brexit remained unresolved.

She said: "I am looking forward to leaving so I don't have to do that but if we have to do that we will and I will."

Ms Widdecombe was forced to resign as president of the Maidstone Conservative Association after 19 years when she announced she was standing as a candidate for Nigel Farage Brexit Party.

At the time she said she was very sad to have been forced to stand down.

"Obviously I'm extremely sad to have had to resign as president but I wasn't going to embarrass them," she said.

"I'm sad but it was an inevitable part of my standing for a completely different party."

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