Published On: Wed, Aug 28th, 2019

Brexit Party latest news: Eurovision song contest winner to stand for Nigel Farage’s party | UK | News

In the event of a general election, Jay Aston – formerly of Bucks Fizz, is hoping to become an MP in Labour’s current seat in Kensington. She was a member of Bucks Fizz from 1981 to 1985 and helped the UK band to take the Eurovision crown in 1981 with their hit “Making Your Mind Up”. According to the BBC she said: “I want to stand for the Brexit Party and fight to uphold democracy for the sake of the people.

“As an MP, I will work to rebuild trust and help the Brexit Party make the necessary reforms to unite the country after we break free of the European Union.”

Ms Aston told the Mirror it was during recovery from a mouth cancer operation that she decided she wanted to switch and join politics.

She said: “I had a lot of time on my hands while I was recovering to see what was going on.

“I was just shocked at the Remainers in Parliament, and the sort of tricks that they were getting up to.

“I just feel it’s terribly wrong, we have to save democracy for the sake of the people.”

She admitted her Bucks Fizz bandmates were “fine” with her going into politics, despite bandmate Mike Nolan backing Remain.

Ms Aston claimed the two have had “plenty of conversations” of the topic of the UK’s exit from the EU.

After revealing her Brexit Party intentions, there has been some backlash for the singer from members of the music industry.

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She said: “Obviously I will still be performing, fortunately I perform at the weekend which shouldn’t be a problem.”

Ms Aston’s operation was successful and she is now cancer-free after a seven-hour long operation which removed a section of her tongue and lymph nodes.

The Brexit Party held a rally in Westminster on Tuesday to announce its next wave of candidates for a potential general election.

Mr Farage revealed at the conference there were 635 “approved candidates” for the party.

He claimed the party would be prepared to stand “in every seat” against the Conservative Party unless Boris Johnson pursued a no deal Brexit.

Mr Farage said: “If Boris Johnson is prepared to do the right thing for the independence of this country, then we would put country before party and do the right thing.

“We would be prepared to work with him, perhaps in the form of a non-aggression pact at the general election.”

Brexit Party chairman Richard Tice said: “There’s going to be a general election and we are ready.

“I think I can confidently predict that we are more prepared than any other party.”

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