Nigel Farage has stood down greater than 300 Brexit Party candidates in seats won by the Conservatives in the 2017 election.
Mr Farage stated his social gathering had made the choice based mostly on polling which indicated standing in seats in London, the South and the South West might break up the vote of pro-Brexit candidates and permit pro-Remain candidates to win.
Therefore the Brexit Party won’t contest any of the 317 seats won by the Conservatives in the final common election.
It comes after certainly one of Mr Farage’s greatest former allies was set to advise voters to again Boris Johnson and never the Brexit Party.
Arron Banks, the millionaire who co-founded Leave.EU and bankrolled UKIP when Mr Farage was on the helm, is to launch a tactical voting app geared toward serving to giving Mr Johnson a majority of leave-supporting MPs.
A spokesman for the brand new app has confirmed a report in The Times that go away voters can be inspired to vote for the Conservatives in Stoke-on-Trent, not for the Brexit Party.
The recommendation is identical for all three constituencies in Stoke-on-Trent, the place the go away vote was 70% in 2016.
A spokesman for Leave.EU stated: “This app is ‘Back Brexit, again Boris’. We will inform Brexiteers the fitting candidates to again for Brexit.
“If that’s in opposition to the Brexit Party then so be it. We need to get Boris a majority so we will get Brexit finished.”
Mr Banks has warned Mr Farage that the app is prone to make related suggestions in different seats, as Leave.EU predicts the brand new social gathering may cost the Conservatives a majority.
The relationship between Mr Farage and Mr Banks has turn into strained for the reason that Brexit Party resolution to face 600 candidates throughout the UK.