Tory donors in secret talks with Nigel Farage over general election pact to ...

nigel farageConservative donors have suggested Nigel Farage could hold the key to delivering Brexit (Image: GETTY)

As reported by The Daily Telegraph, the suggestion is the Brexit Party would not stand against Tory Brexiteers and the Tories would not contest seats in traditional Labour seats in the north, where the Brexit Party has polled strongly. Some supporters hope an agreement could prevent any defections if MPs are unhappy with the new leader. Several high profile Tories contested the European elections after defecting to the Brexit Party, such as former Cabinet member Ann Widdecombe.

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Mr Farage’s newly formed Brexit Party were the most popular party in Britain’s European elections, winning 29 seats with 30.5 percent of the vote.

The Tories finished behind the Liberal Democrats, Labour and Greens with just 4 seats, a loss of 15, with just 8.8 percent of the vote.

Johnny Leavesley, the head of the party’s largest donor group, the Midlands Industrial Council, said in The Daily Telegraph the next Prime Minister “needs to be willing to work with Farage”.

One leadership candidate, Rory Stewart, phoned into Mr Farage’s LBC radio programme to say his party “had to find a way, as a party, of reaching out to you.

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BREXIT PARTYSeveral high profile Tories have defected to the Brexit

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