Ex-communist and war veteran among five new Brexit Party candidates

Candidate James Glancy (L), Candidate Christina Jordan (2L), candidate Matthew Patten (3L), Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (C), Brexit Party Chairman Richard Tice (3R), candidate Claire...

The Brexit Party has announced five more candidates for the European Parliamentary elections in May.

The Brexit Party has announced five new candidates to take part in the European Parliamentary elections in May.

Leader Nigel Farage unveiled five candidates last week, including Annunziata Rees-Mogg, the sister of prominent pro-Brexit Conservative MP Jacob Rees-Mogg.

And the Brexit Party has followed this up with five more candidates announced on Tuesday morning.

We take a look at the five new faces who will stand for The Brexit Party on 23 May, provided that the UK has not left the EU by that point.

Lance Forman

Brexit Party MEP candidate Lance Forman speaks during a candidate launch event for the European elections in central London on April 23, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen

Businessman Lance Forman is hoping his professional background can give him an upper hand as he stands to be elected as a Member of European Parliament.

He is the fourth-generation owner of fish smokehouse and restaurant H. Forman and Son, which relocated to Stratford, East London in 2002 under his stewardship.

Forman said: "People are fed up with politicians. They are great at talking but they are hopeless at making decisions. In business, we have to make decisions otherwise our business wouldn't survive.

And if we did what politicians did, we'd be out of business. It just wouldn't work."

Claire Fox

Brexit Party MEP candidate Claire Fox (C), speaks by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage during a candidate launch event for the European elections in central London on April 23, 2019. (Photo...

Claire Fox is an intriguing candidate for the Brexit Party. For 20 years, she was a member of the Revolutionary Communist Party and was known as a prominent left-wing writer.

As a libertarian writer and political commentator, Fox represents the left-wing faction of the Brexit Party.

After her announcement, Fox said: "I’ve spent my whole life fighting for left-wing causes, so I can tell you, no one is more surprised than me to be standing as a candidate for Nigel Farage’s Brexit party."

But Fox wants to fight for this cause because she feels that otherwise "popular sovereignty is going to be trashed by an establishment".

James Glancy

Brexit Party MEP candidate James Glancy speaks during a candidate launch event for the European elections in central London on April 23, 2019. (Photo by Tolga Akmen

James Glancy is a war veteran turned environmental conservationist and broadcaster for the Discovery Channel.

Glancy was in the British Royal Marines and served 10 years in the military, winning a Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for leadership and bravery after three combat tours of Afghanistan.

He said: "Coming back home and seeing the British politicians ignore the democratic vote that was delivered in 2016 and then confirmed in the general election puts us in a humiliating position internationally when we're trying to be one of the world's leading liberal democracies."

Christina Jordan

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage (L) speaks with former nurse and Brexit Party candidate Christina Jordan as the party announces the latest candidates for the possible British involvement...

Christina Jordan is a community leader and a former nurse who says she wants to stand up for the 17.4 million voters who chose to leave the EU.

Jordan came to the UK in 1985 - 34 years ago - and says that the country has been "very good" to her.

She said: "Brexit is a global opportunity to reconnect with the world, to reconnect with all the countries outside the EU, to promote trade and to be a successful nation outside of the EU."

Matthew Patten

Former charity worker Matthew Patten speaks to journalists and supporters as the party announces the latest candidates for the possible British involvement in the upcoming EU elections, on...

Matthew Patten was the former Chief Executive of the Mayor's Fund for London between 2012 and 2018. But now he is making the transition from being a Charity Director to running as an MEP.

Patten has worked with several charities over the last 15 years, including Lord's Taverners and the Martin James Foundation.

He said: "We all believe that British politics is broken. We all share the burning desire to put trust back into our political system. I really identify with that feeling that we need to make this better."

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