Farage urged to drop can­di­date

Scottish Daily Mail - - The Brexmas Election -

NIGEL Farage should stand aside his Brexit Party can­di­date in a key Ed­in­burgh con­stituency to help the Tories de­feat the SNP’s Joanna Cherry, one of his for­mer MEPs has claimed.

David Coburn, who rep­re­sented the Brexit Party and pre­vi­ously Ukip in the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment af­ter being elected in 2014, urged his for­mer party to stand aside in Ed­in­burgh South West.

The seat, held by Miss Cherry since 2015, is being tar­geted by the Con­ser­va­tives, who are look­ing to over­turn an SNP ma­jor­ity of only 1,097.

The Brexit Party has se­lected David Bal­lan­tine to fight for the seat.

Mr Coburn said: ‘Joanna Cherry or­gan­ised the ap­peals to the Scot­tish courts and the so-called Supreme Court and is a ma­jor en­emy of Brexit.’

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