Nigel Farage in last minute campaign visit to Doncaster ahead of General Election

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has made a last minute flying visit to Doncaster this morning ahead of tomorrow’s General Election.

Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 10:21 am
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 10:21 am

Mr Farage met with the town’s three Brexit Party candidates – Surjit Duhre, Paul Whitehurst and Andy Stewart at the party's campaign headquarters in Bennetthorpe.

The trio are aiming to unseat Labour MPs Rosie Winterton, Caroline Flint and Ed Miliband in Doncaster Central, Don Valley and Doncaster North – although support for the party has collapsed in recent weeks according to opinion polls, with voters appearing to switch their support to the Conservative Party.

Mr Farage has targeted Doncaster as a key area for his party, hoping to capitalise on the area’s 69% Leave vote at the 2016 referendum.

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Nigel Farage with Brexit Party candidates Paul Whitehurst, Surjit Duhre and Andy Stewart.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson have also visited Doncaster with other high profile politicians also targeting the town.