Brexit Party candidates have been deluged with thousands of emails from Daily Mail readers urging them to stand down.
Nigel Farage is due to launch his party’s election campaign at an event in Hartlepool this morning, despite mounting pressure to pull out of the race and prevent a split in the Leave vote.
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But senior Eurosceptics – including some of his own candidates – have warned that Nigel Farage (right) and the Brexit Party tactic risks denying Boris Johnson (left) a Commons majority
Mr Farage has said he will field candidates in more than 600 seats unless the Prime Minister agrees to pursue a No Deal Brexit.
But senior Eurosceptics – including some of his own candidates – have warned the tactic risks denying Mr Johnson a Commons majority and putting the future of Brexit in peril.
On Saturday the Daily Mail made a front-page appeal to Mr Farage to put country before party and stand aside.
The email addresses of 50 candidates were published for concerned readers to make their views known.
A Brexit Party source acknowledged it had led to ‘thousands’ of emails, with individual candidates receiving ‘dozens’ each.
Readers’ comments have included: ‘If Boris fails, there is no Brexit’, and ‘Time to move on Nigel, your work is done and the country thanks you.’
The Brexit Party candidates below are standing in key seats. Make your voice heard by sending them an email. Below we also publish a letter you can type out , or use your own words…as long as you’re civil! The nominations close in less than a week — so don’t delay
Dear Brexit Party candidate,
Like you, I believe the result of the Brexit referendum should be honoured. Only two parties at this election are fully committed to leaving the EU – yours and the Conservatives. It is clear the Brexit Party cannot win. Yet every vote for you decreases the chance of your local Tory candidate being elected, especially in key marginal seats where every vote counts. And with every seat lost, Britain risks being governed by a Labour-led coalition. That would lead to more Brexit delay, a new referendum – and possibly no Brexit at all. So I am urging you today NOT to stand in the election. More and more Brexit Party candidates are stepping down because they understand the danger. Please follow their lead.
Daily Mail reader
Brexit Party candidates standing in key seats:
BARNSLEY CENTRAL VICTORIA FELTON email@example.com
BASSETLAW DEBBIE SOLOMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
BOLTON NORTH EAST TREVOR JONES email@example.com
BOURNEMOUTH EAST PATRICK DUFFY firstname.lastname@example.org
BOURNEMOUTH WEST ROBIN ADAMSON email@example.com
BRACKNELL DAVID WINSPER firstname.lastname@example.org
BRENTFORD AND ISLEWORTH LUCY O’SULLIVAN email@example.com
BRIDGWATER AND WEST SOMERSET ALEXANDER WAUGH firstname.lastname@example.org
BRIGHTON KEMPTOWN DR GRAHAM CUSHWAY email@example.com
BROMLEY AND CHISLEHURST OLIVER MATHER firstname.lastname@example.org
BURY NORTH ALAN MCCARTHY email@example.com
BURY SOUTH ANDREA LIVESEY firstname.lastname@example.org
CALDER VALLEY PHILIP JAMES email@example.com
CANTERBURY OWEN PREW firstname.lastname@example.org
CARDIFF NORTH CHRISTOPHER BUTLER email@example.com
CARDIFF WEST PETER HOPKINS firstname.lastname@example.org
COVENTRY NORTH EAST IDDRISU SUFYAN email@example.com
DERBY SOUTH TIM PROSSER firstname.lastname@example.org
DURHAM NORTH PETER TELFORD email@example.com
ERITH AND THAMESMEAD THOMAS BRIGHT firstname.lastname@example.org
FELTHAM AND HESTON MARTYN NELSON email@example.com
HALIFAX SARAH WOOD firstname.lastname@example.org
HARTLEPOOL RICHARD TICE email@example.com
HEYWOOD AND MIDDLETON COLIN LAMBERT firstname.lastname@example.org
HOVE ANDREW WOOD email@example.com
HULL EAST MARTEN HALL firstname.lastname@example.org
HYNDBURN GREGORY BUTT email@example.com
ISLWYN JAMES WELLS firstname.lastname@example.org
JARROW RICHARD MONAGHAN email@example.com
LANCASTER AND FLEETWOOD LEANNE MURRAY firstname.lastname@example.org
LEEDS EAST SARAH WASS email@example.com
LEIGH JAMES MELLY firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTTINGHAM NORTH JULIAN CARTER email@example.com
OLDHAM EAST AND SADDLEWORTH PAUL BRIERLEY firstname.lastname@example.org
SEFTON CENTRAL PAUL LOMAS email@example.com
SOUTHAMPTON TEST PHILIP EDWARD CROOK firstname.lastname@example.org
SOUTH SHIELDS GLENN MICHAEL THOMPSON email@example.com
ST HELENS NORTH DANIEL OXLEY firstname.lastname@example.org
STOCKTON NORTH MARTIN WALKER email@example.com
SUNDERLAND CENTRAL VIRAL PARIKH firstname.lastname@example.org
SWANSEA EAST TONY WILLICOMBE email@example.com
TORFAEN DAVID GWYN THOMAS firstname.lastname@example.org
TYNESIDE NORTH ANDREW HUSBAND email@example.com
WALSALL SOUTH GARY HUGHES firstname.lastname@example.org
WANSBECK EDEN WEBLEY email@example.com
WARRINGTON NORTH ELIZABETH BABADE firstname.lastname@example.org
WASHINGTON AND SUNDERLAND WEST HOWARD BROWN email@example.com
WIGAN WILLIAM MALLOY firstname.lastname@example.org
WIRRAL SOUTH MARTIN WARING email@example.com