The Brexit Party has selected a new candidate for Gedling to fight in the General Election.
Graham Hunt is to be the prospective parliamentary candidate for the Gedling seat.
Mr Hunt is a recently retired manager for a local energy utility and also a local resident for 24 years.
He will contest the constituency in the next general election, standing against incumbent, Vernon Coaker.
Mr Hunt said he felt compelled to stand after seeing “the biggest ever public mandate being ‘trashed’ by the UK’s two main parties and political establishment”.
He said: “I am not a politician, but I felt I could not standby and let this happen, so I joined the Brexit Party, a party that’s all pulling in the same direction which is not driven by division and is seeking to restore trust in Democracy and aims to break the two party system and ‘Change Politics for Good’.
“Gedling Voted 55.6% to Leave in the 2016 Referendum, and despite 481 MPS voted to trigger Article 50, after three years of prevarication and delay we still haven’t left the European Union.
He added: “The recent European elections highlighted that the mood to ‘leave’ was still as strong as ever in Gedling, with the Brexit Party coming a clear first on 37.17% of the vote, with the Labour Party on 16.6% and the Tories on just 8.6%.”
As well as delivering a ‘clean’ Brexit, saving £39 billion, Mr Hunt said he would also campaign to scrap HS2, cut student loan interest and promote small business opportunities in the Gedling area.
He added: “I am just an ‘average Joe’ who has had some success in life, and is grateful for this opportunity and who would be immensely proud to serve the people of the Gedling Constituency for the next five years. I guarantee that I would give you my all.
The three Brexit Party MEPs for the East Midlands today congratulated the prospective candidate for Gedling.
Annunziata Rees-Mogg, Jonathan Bullock, and Matthew Patten said in a joint statement: “We would like to wish Graham all the best in Gedling. Along with our prospective candidates up and down the country, Graham will fight for Brexit and fight to restore trust in our democracy which has been betrayed by the Government and the political classes”