Home   Maidstone   News   Article

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."

European Elections 2019: The results as they came in

European Elections 2019: How your district voted

European Elections 2019: The Brexit Party sweeps to victory

European Elections 2019: How the Brexit Party managed to win the Kent vote

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More