November 13, 2019 / 10:45 PM / 2 months ago

Brexit Party's Farage turns down electoral pact offer from PM Johnson's Conservatives: report

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage speaks during a visit at a boxing gym in Ilford, Britain, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

(Reuters) - Britain’s ruling Conservative Party has made an offer of an electoral pact to Nigel Farage, which has been turned down by the Brexit Party leader, The Daily Telegraph newspaper reported.

The Conservative Party’s offer would have meant the Brexit Party targeting only 40 key seats in constituencies held by Britain’s opposition Labour Party, as the Conservatives pledged to stand only ‘paper’ candidates in those constituencies, according to the report.

Farage turned down the deal because he wanted the Conservative Party to withdraw their candidates altogether from those seats, the newspaper reported.

Reporting by Aishwarya Nair and Kanishka Singh; Editing by Sandra Maler

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