Today, the Brexit Party announced 5 new candidates, most of them including ex Revolutionary Communist Party member Claire Fox were designed to appeal to a left-wing audience.
However, it is still the appeal of Farage’s new Party to wavering Tory voters that is causing most angst in Number 10.
This angst will surely not have been eased by the comments today of backbencher Lucy Allan MP who praised what she said is a “fantastic” list of candidates:
— Lucy Allan MP (@lucyallan) April 23, 2019
Unrepentant, Allan continued:
“Usual party loyalties will be eclipsed by the Leave v Remain divide. It’s good to see strong candidates in the Leave camp.
“However, I sincerely hope we leave the EU before these elections are held so that we can move on and not waste time and money on unnecessary EU elections.”
Clearly, Brexit-backing Tories are openly seeking a new home. Allan’s comments follow hot-on-the-heels of a Tory Councillor on the Isle of Wight backing a vote for UKIP.