Nigel Farage: I Might Stand In General Election

18 April 2017, 20:00

Nigel Farage on whether he will run for parliament in June


The Ukip MEP confirmed on LBC that he is considering standing as a candidate in South Thanet in June's election.

The former Ukip leader revealed exclusively on his LBC show that his decision whether to run depended on where he could have most influence on Brexit proceedings.

"Where best could I serve Brexit? Could I serve it by running and trying to win that south Thanet seat, or could I serve it best by continuing where I am, leading a group in the European Parliament?"

With Nigel as surprised as anyone by Theresa May's announcement this morning - he was on a plane when she made her speech - he told listeners he needed some time to consider his options.

"I haven't decided yet. I will spend the next couple of days working it out."

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