Brexit Party boost as Lib Dem councillor defects to join Nigel Farage

Kath Nickson is the second councillor in Rochdale to join Nigel Farage’s party, as she wants to honour the results of the 2016 EU referendum. Labour councillor Alan McCarthy also made the switch last week. Cllr Nickson, who represents Balderstone and Kirkholt, said she could not support the Lib Dems’ pro-remain stance.

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She said: “The national Lib Dem policy of remaining in the European Union is against what I believe in. 

“Three years ago we voted, as a country to leave the EU.

“This democratic decision - having been made - has not been honoured by the Tory government and we are now, I believe, facing either a no deal Brexit or not leaving at all. 

“The first will be catastrophic for jobs, the second catastrophic for democracy.”

Nigel Farage leads the Brexit PartyNigel Farage leads the Brexit Party (Image: GETTY)

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