Brexit Party drops 316 candidates, will not fight seats won by Tories in 2017 – ‘letting people down’ as well as the potential candidates

Nigel Farage has abandoned plans for the Brexit Party to contest more than 600 candidates in the General Election. Speaking to supporters in Hartlepool he said the party would not stand in the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the last election in 2017.

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