Former University of Salford student John Longworth has been expelled from the Brexit party.
The MEP had the party’s whip removed after “repeatedly undermining” their election strategy.
Longworth, who founded political group Leave Means Leave in 2016 has been an outspoken supporter of Brexit and even quit as the director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) in 2016 over his views on the referendum.
Chief Whip of the Brexit Party Brian Monteith said of the party’s announcement: “We regret having to remove the whip, but we have been left with no alternative after John Longworth repeatedly undermined the party’s Brexit strategy over the last few months.
“The Brexit Party shall not be deflected from, or undermined in its campaign to win Labour seats.”
Speaking to Sky News Longworth had this to say on his expulsion from the party, “The withdrawal of the whip is news to me as the Brexit Party didn’t have the courtesy to speak to me about it.
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“I do not know what has precipitated this latest decision, I can only speculate that it may have something to do with a confidential vote in the European Parliament.”
Earlier today Longworth retweeted a video in which he lists reasons in which he now supports the Conservative party. You can watch the video below.