With a general election apparently imminent, the Brexit Party has announced its prospective parliamentary candidate for North Dorset.
Tim Page, currently a farmer in Wiltshire following a long career as an international corporate and
commercial lawyer, will contest the constituency at the next election – which could be as soon as 15 October – against the incumbent MP Simon Hoare, whom the Brexit Party describe as an ‘arch-remainer’.
Mr Page said: ‘Like so many I am incensed by what has happened in the UK since we voted to leave the EU in the 2016. It offends our sense of fair play, undermines our trust in politicians, civil servants and the voting-system and is destructive of that bedrock of our society, our democracy. To think that the Mother of Parliaments is peopled by
anti-democratic, careerist party functionaries, not respecting a people’s vote, defies belief.’
He added: ‘The country is, and always has been, an open, outward-looking trading nation, once democracy is restored our future post-Brexit is bright and exciting, a fit nimble economy for the twenty-first century open to the world, benefitting all those who live and work here. I will work tirelessly in the interests of all of those in North Dorset.’
Though under current legislation the next election is not due until 2022, it is widely expected that if prime minister Boris Johnson’s government is defeated today, Tuesday 3 September, by an alliance of Labour MPs and Conservative MPs seeking to block a no deal Brexit, then it will seek to hold an election, as early perhaps as 15 October.