Mr Barclay warned the Tories must not be complacent as Mr Farage eyes up No 10 (Image: Getty)
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party has forced the Tories to reconsider their standing in British politics after the former UKIP leader’s group topped the polls in the European elections. Mr Barclay said the party should empathise with the many Tory voters who deserted the party to vote for the Brexit Party on May 23. He told Politico: “I think it has always been a more nuanced picture because the Brexit Party draws many Labour voters as well as other parties.
“It is important the Conservative Party is in no way complacent about the frustration that many of my voters and those elsewhere feel about the fact that three years after voting to leave, we have not left.”
Mr Barclay’s comments come after Mr Farage warned the Tories will be “toast” in a general election as he vowed to field “over 600 candidates”.
He told talkRADIO: “We are game ready to have over 600 candidates in the field, and if Brexit is not delivered there may be some local deals here and there.
“We will, if the Conservative Party drop the ball on this, they are toast.”
Nigel Farage said his Brexit Party will maek 'toast' of the Tories in a general