Doncaster Brexit Party candidate calls for German market to boost town

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A Brexit Party candidate in Doncaster has called for a German market to help revitalise a ‘forgotten’ part of town.

Andy Stewart, who is standing for Nigel Farage’s party in the Doncaster North constituency on December 12, has made the call for a Continental style European market to help revive the fortunes of former mining village Moorends.

In a video, shared on Facebook, he said a German market in the town would be ‘a bit of fun.’

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He tells viewers: “Shops have been left behind. What about new ideas? Ambition and aspiration for Moorends.

The Brexit Party's Andy Stewart wants a German market for Moorends.The Brexit Party's Andy Stewart wants a German market for Moorends.
The Brexit Party's Andy Stewart wants a German market for Moorends.

“What about other types of market for Moorends – a German market. Let’s have a bit of fun.

“Get local businesses to put stalls on and let’s be positive.

“Moorends has been forgotten by successive governments over the last number of decades. What has Moorends had from the government? Not a lot.

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“Successive governments and councils have left places like Moorends to fend for themselves.”

The Brexit Party is fielding candidates in all three Doncaster constituencies at the General Election and last week, leader Nigel Farage came to town to lend his support to local parliamentary hopefuls.

He made his latest visit to Doncaster Racecourse where he addressed a crowd of supporters who paid £2.50 each to hear the Brexit Party leader speak.

Last month, the party opened its very first party headquarters in Doncaster, with ‘Guy Fawkes’ opening the new HQ next door to the Earl of Doncaster Hotel in Bennetthorpe.

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However, the building had only been open a few days before being targeted with pro-Remain graffiti slogans.

Anti-Brexit slogans including ‘immigrants welcome’ and “Doncaster people want a people’s vote’ were sprayed on the exterior of the building on Remembrance Sunday.

Another slogan suggested the Brexit Party is being funded by Russia, in reference to allegations the party is being backed by Russian donors.

Other candidates standing in Doncaster North are:

Wendy Bailey - Independent

Frank Calladine - English Democrats

Stevie Manion - Yorkshire Party

Ed Miliband - Labour Party

Joe Otten - Liberal Democrats

Katrina Sale - Conservative Party

Eddie Todd - Independent

Neil Wood - Independent