ANN Widdecombe, 71 has sensationally quit a Tories and defected to Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.
The ex-minister has been a member of a Conservative celebration for 55 years, though she has put her retirement on reason to “campaign vigorously” for a European elections.
It will be a lapse to frontline politics for a Tory grandee, who served as a shade home secretary from 1999 to 2001 after being John Major’s Prisons Minister.
Ms Widdecombe is now fasten Farage’s fledgling celebration on a charge to precipitate adult and get Britain out of a EU.
“The open needs to send a really transparent summary and that is we design a opinion to be reputable so only get on with a pursuit of removing us out of a EU,” she told a Express.
“If we am inaugurated in Brussels my summary to Juncker and association will be really simple, really shrill and really clear. Nous allons (we go).”
And she told Good Morning Britain: “I’m on a mission.”
She is set to competition the South West segment in a arriving European elections, that will take place subsequent month.
Ms Widdecombe was progressing rumoured to be deliberation withdrawal a celebration after she campaigned tough for Brexit.
She was confounded by a disaster to broach on a Article 50 fasten to leave on Mar 29.
Earlier this month Ms Widdecombe branded Theresa May a misfortune Prime Minister given Anthony Eden.
Mr Farage hailed his new recruit, saying: “I acquire Ann Widdecombe as a lead claimant in a South West, a Brexit Party is a stronger fondness as a result. This is good news.”
BREXIT PARTY’S LINE-UP
Ms Widdecombe’s pierce comes days after Jacob Rees-Mogg’s sister Annunziata quit a Tories to join a Brexit party.
The tip Brexiteer’s sibling, 40, caused a family separate by fasten ranks with Mr Farage’s new venture.
She was denounced as a warn claimant for a celebration that is on lane to means a Tory bloodbath during a polls subsequent month.
Mr Farage has also denounced a Special Forces veteran, an ex-Communist and a smoked salmon writer as Brexit celebration possibilities to mount in a arriving election.
Ahead of polls subsequent month he vowed to aim Labour heartlands who were mad that a EU exit still hasn’t been delivered.
Other possibilities enclosed former member of a Revolutionary Community Party, Claire Fox.
And ex-nurse Christina Jordan and fume salmon writer Lance Foreman are also running.