Tories re-selects two MEP candidates who support a second referendum for the European elections – despite their calls to cancel the Brexit
- Sajjad Karim becomes the best candidate list of the party in the northwest
- This is while Charles Tannock will be on the ballot in London
- Dr. Karim and Mr. Tannock are part of the conservatives for a popular vote
Two members of the European Parliament campaigning for a second referendum were re-selected as candidates for the Conservative Party.
Sajjad Karim, a former Liberal Democrat who has described the Brexit as & # 39; craziness & # 39 ;, becomes the party's best candidate list in North West England.
While Charles Tannock, who was the co-founder of the Conservatives for a People's Vote campaign, will appear on the ballot in London.
The couple were re-elected by the party prior to next month's European Parliament elections, despite the fact that their calls to cancel Brexit are being canceled.
It comes when senior party figures are worried that the Tories are heading for a crushing defeat on May 23, and could lose more than half their current count of 18 MEPs because many party members are unwilling to go out and attend elections they never wanted to take place.
Sajjid Karim (right) and Charles Tannock (left) have been re-selected as candidates for the Conservative Party
Prime Minister Theresa May (pictured above) has said that she is determined to conclude a Brexit deal through Parliament
Theresa May said that she is determined to get a Brexit deal through Parliament before the elections so that the vote can be canceled, but this seems increasingly unlikely. A major defeat would probably be a call for Mrs. May to stop.
Both Dr. Karim and Mr. Tannock are part of the Conservatives for a People & Vote campaign, calling for a second referendum.
Dr. Karim, who has been a member of the EP since 2004, said last December: "The only way to keep this madness in its wake is a parliamentary process that leads to a popular vote. Ideally we want to be a leader of the European Union on our continent and project ourselves to the globe and win, and not give a kick. & # 39;
Labor has chosen Arch-Stay campaigner Lord Adonis (photo above) to be a candidate in the southwest
He broke through the Liberal Democrats in 2007 and said his old party & # 39; lost its way & # 39 ;.
Mr Tannock, who has been representing the London region since 1999, will keep his slot as the party's second candidate on his list in the capital. In October last year, Mr Tannock said that he hoped that Mrs. May's Brexit deal would be voted down.
He said: & The more MPs who voted against the deal, the better. I want the deal to be rejected because it could lead us to remain in the European Union through a popular vote. & # 39;
Meanwhile, Labor reseller Campon has chosen Lord Adonis to be a candidate in the Southwest. The former minister will suspend his membership of the Lords if he wins.
Earlier this week, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt warned that Ms. May would have trouble staying in power if she couldn't get her Brexit deal through Parliament before the elections.
He acknowledged that the Tories go to a & # 39; disastrous & # 39; show could go into the polls if the country were obliged to vote.
Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt (pictured above) warned that Ms. May would have trouble staying in power if she couldn't get her Brexit deal through