Nigel Farage reveals EXACTLY what it would take for political return as he celebrates Reform success: ‘Something sexy is happening!’

Nigel Farage reveals EXACTLY what it would take for political return as he celebrates Reform success: ‘Something sexy is happening!’

Nigel Farage discusses a possible return to politics

Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 16/02/2024

- 02:46

Updated: 16/02/2024

- 07:32

Farage is the party’s honorary president

Nigel Farage has set out his stall for what it would take to entice him back to frontline politics as Reform UK enjoy by-election success.

Farage is the party’s honorary president and has faced many calls to take over as the party leader from Richard Tice.

Speaking on GB News, the former Brexit Party leader lavished praise on Tice, saying he has “saved” Reform UK with his efforts.

Tom Harwood also questioned Nigel on what it would take for him to have his name on the ballot at the next general election.

Farage said Rupert Lowe’s performance in the Kingswood by-election is also reflective of “something sexy” occurring in British politics.

“I am enjoying my life at GB News”, he said about a potential return to politics.


“Everyone discusses whether I’ll come back as leader, I might do, I might not, I don’t know.

“My big fear would be to come back and win five million votes but three seats.

“If I see a really historic opportunity to go in and win a large number of seats and replace the Conservative Party, I would probably do it.”

The GB News presenter praised Reform’s performance in the Kingswood by-election, saying the party ran a threadbare operation in comparison to the two major parties.

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Rupert Lowe accrued 10 per cent of the vote on a night where Labour gained the seat, overturning a Tory majority of over 11,000.

“Politics in by-elections is as much about perspiration as it is about inspiration”, he said.

“The one thing Reform UK has not got what UKIP did is a big machine.

“Yes there was about 30 people helping him, but it was a threadbare operation with zero data compared to the Conservatives.

“The fact he’s managed to get a vote up the national vote share shows something very sexy is happening in British politics.”

Damien Egan overturned a Conservative majority of 11,220, securing 11,176 votes and a majority of 2,501.

Egan used his victory speech to thank voters, saying: “Thank you for giving me your trust and for allowing me to serve the community I’m from.

“It’s a trust that I promise to repay, to show that politics can be different and can make a difference.”

He added: “Fourteen years of Conservative Government have sucked the hope out of our country. There’s a feeling that no matter how hard you work, you just can’t move forward, and with Rishi’s recession we are left once again paying more and getting less.”

Defeated Conservative candidate Sam Bromiley left the count as soon as Egan had finished speaking, declining to comment to reporters.

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