‘I will NOT stand’: Lee Anderson warns Richard Tice against pact with Tories

‘I will NOT stand’: Lee Anderson warns Richard Tice against pact with Tories

WATCH: Lee Anderson rules oout the prospect of a deal with the Tories

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 30/05/2024

- 08:24

Nigel Farage appeared to hint at a possible deal

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Reform UK’s Lee Anderson has vowed not to stand as an MP at the upcoming election if his party strikes a deal with the Tories.

It comes after the party’s honorary president Nigel Farage hinted at a possible deal by admitting he would be open to having a conversation with the Conservative Party.

But Anderson told GB News that Farage was participating in “silly season” and really has little desire of striking a deal with the party he has strongly criticised.

“This is silly season”, he said.

Rishi Sunak and Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson hit out at the prospect of a deal with his former party


“In the next couple of days, we’re going to enter the short campaign of the general election for this year.

“Nigel is teasing you, he’s getting clicks on social media and being mischievous.


“I’ll give you an exclusive now, there’s no way I would stand for Reform UK in the next election if there was any deals done with any party, that’s a given.”

Patrick Christys waded in to tell Anderson he had made a “bold claim” given the twists and turns often posed in the lead up to a General Election.

Anderson responded: “There’s two days to go before I put my deposit in, and it’s £500.

“I’m telling you now, I will not stand for Reform UK if there’s deals to be made.”

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage is not standing as an MP at the election, but is making his voice heard regardless

Patrick Christys and Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson joined Patrick Christys on GB News


Speaking to The Sun, Farage hit out at the Tories over their record on illegal immigration.

He said: “ got rid of Mrs May with the Brexit Party. I stood aside with Boris to help a massive majority. What are they going to do back for me?”

Asked if he would accept a peerage from the Conservative Party, he replied: “No, I’m not asking for anything other than: I’ve done them some huge favours over the years as a party, give me something back. We might have a conversation.”

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak ruled out an election pact, telling reporters that a vote for any party other than the Tories will only benefit Sir Keir Starmer.

“There is only going to be one of two people who is going to be prime minister on July 5, it is either Keir Starmer or me”, he said.

“So the choice for everyone in this election, and the vote for anyone who isn’t the Conservative candidate is a vote to put Keir Starmer into Number 10.”

Pressed about whether he was ruling out such a deal, Sunak said: “Yes.”

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