Boris Johnson 'offers Nigel Farage a last-minute election pact'

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Boris Johnson ‘offers Nigel Farage a last-minute election pact vowing to abandon 40 Labour-held seats to the Brexit Party if they stand down elsewhere – but the deal is rebuffed’ Boris Johnson's last-minute electoral pact reportedly rebuffed by Nigel Farage PM said he would abandon 40 Labour-held seats to Brexit Party in Leave-alliance Mr Farage reportedly turned the deal down insisting the Tories withdraw entirely

By Jack Doyle for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:55 GMT, 14 November 2019 | Updated: 00:57 GMT, 14 November 2019

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Boris Johnson offered a last-minute electoral pact to Nigel Farage vowing to ditch 40 Labour-held seats to the Brexit Party if they stood down elsewhere - but the deal was rebuffed, it was reported.    

Under the proposal, the Tories would have put up 'paper candidates' in dozens of Labour strongholds and done little campaigning in an attempt to give the Brexit Party a free run.

The Daily Telegraph reported the deal was turned down by Mr Farage, who insisted on the Tories withdrawing their candidates entirely - so they did not appear on the ballot paper.

Under the proposal, the Tories would have put up 'paper candidates' in dozens of Labour strongholds and done little campaigning in an attempt to give the Brexit Party a free run

Under the proposal, the Tories would have put up 'paper candidates' in dozens of Labour strongholds and done little campaigning in an attempt to give the Brexit Party a free run

Last night a Tory spokesman appeared to deny the claim saying: 'We don't do electoral pacts, as we have been very clear.'

This week the Brexit Party leader stood down 317 candidates in Tory held seats to try and avoid splitting the Leave vote and helping Jeremy Corbyn into No10.

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