'You don't know where you are:' Nigel Farage blasted for thinking Hull is in South Yorkshire

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has been blasted – for saying Hull is in South Yorkshire.

Thursday, 14th November 2019, 12:10 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 12:11 pm

The politician tweeted that he was ‘live from South Yorkshire’ to announce a former winner of The Apprentice as a candidate for the Brexit Party.

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But it seems that Mr Farage might have got his geography confused after arriving in Hull on the latest leg of his Brexit Party UK tour – for the port city is actually in East Yorkshire.

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Nigel Farage - came to Doncaster earlier this year.

Mr Farage was in the city to announce Michelle Dewberry, who became Lord Sugar’s sidekick after winning the 2006 series of the show, as a candidate for the General Election.

Announcing the visit, he wrote on Twitter: “I’m live from South Yorkshire to announce @MichelleDewbs as our fantastic candidate in Hull West.”

But his blunder was quickly picked up by other Twitter users who took a swipe at his geography knowledge.

Penny CS Andrews wrote: “You don’t know where you are.”

Paul Armitage wrote: “I didn't realise Hull was in South Yorkshire. I must get a new atlas.”

James Williams added: “Oh, has Hull moved? Last time I looked it wasn't in South Yorkshire.”

User @NorthernDean999 posted: “Hull isn't in South Yorkshire. However Hull is in the European Union where Hull will be staying.”

Lee Knight wrote: “Hull is not in South Yorkshire.”

Mr Farage was actually speaking to voters at Brantingham Park, Elloughton – revealing the Brexit Party’s election candidates for Hull's three seats.

He visited Doncaster earlier this year when he hosted a Brexit Party conference at the Racecourse.