Nigel Farage and Reform UK are a bigger threat to the country than Labour, says Lee Anderson

Nigel Farage and Reform UK are a bigger threat to the country than Labour, says Lee Anderson
Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 02/01/2024

- 22:44

A REFORM UK headed by Nigel Farage would present a bigger threat to the country than the Labour Party, according to Conservative Party deputy chairman Lee Anderson.

He told GB News: “I’ve got a lot of time for Nigel [Farage]…he's doing fantastic things but Reform are a threat.

“They are a threat, a bigger threat to the country at the moment I think than the Labour Party, because if Reform do pick off a lot of us Conservative MPs at the next election, then what's going to happen is we're going to end up with a Labour government, and a Labour government is the last thing I want.

“I love my country. I love my country to bits - I don't want to see a Labour government and I'm sure Nigel in his heart of hearts loves this country, in fact I know he does.

“But he runs the risk of losing a lot of Tory seats, seats like mine, to put some Labour remainers, remoaners, back in power. You know what that means? That means that's a backdoor entrance back into the European Union.”

In a discussion with Martin Daubney, he continued: “I will say this, it's - I’m not saying they're a one-man party, but he is the figurehead is Nigel, he does a great job but I think if they want any inroads, then he has to stand.

“He has to be the leader of the party. He has to stand in the election, because I mean, Richard Tice, I’ve got a lot of time for Richard, but knock on doors in Ashfield and nobody's ever heard of him.”

Mr Anderson added: “I fail to see where they can win a seat. Our electoral system does not allow smaller parties like Reform to win seats. If they wanted to win seats, we would have to have proportional representation, then maybe 5 million votes would give them 30 to 35 seats in the House of Commons.

“But as it stands, yes, we can understand that our voters are a little bit frustrated and angry, especially with the migration, the illegal and illegal migration, but Reform is not the answer.

“It leaves the door open for Keir Starmer getting in Number 10 and undoing all the hard work we tried to do so far.”

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