Rishi Sunak suggests Nigel Farage could rejoin Tory Party

Rishi Sunak/Nigel Farage

Rishi Sunak has suggested he would welcome Nigel Farage back into the Conservative Party

Millie Cooke

By Millie Cooke

Published: 03/10/2023

- 13:01

Updated: 03/10/2023

- 16:56

The Prime Minister said the Conservative Party is a 'broad church'

Rishi Sunak has suggested he would welcome Nigel Farage back into the Conservative Party.

Sunak told GB News the Tory Party is a "broad church", adding that he "welcomes lots of people who want to subscribe to our ideals".

Nigel Farage is attending the Conservative Party Conference for the first time in 30 years.

When asked whether Sunak could welcome the Brexit Party leader back into his party, the Prime Minister said: "Look, the Tory party is a broad church.

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"I welcome lots of people who want to subscribe to our ideals, to our values."

When pressed whether this philosophy extends even to Nigel Farage, Sunak responded: "Look the thing I care about is delivering for the country and the more people as we've seen at this conference - we've had record attendance I think at this conference. Lots of energy, lots of engagement.

"People are responding to what we are doing. We're making the right long term decisions for the country.

"We want to bring change, that's what I'm about."

He added: "The contrast with Labour could not be clearer. You've got Keir Starmer no one knows what he stands for - he flip flops left and right.

"The country can see through that, that's not leadership. What I'm offering is different.

"I know people want change, I'm the person to deliver it because we're going to do politics differently.

"You saw that on net zero, you will see that this week. That's what you get from a Conservative Government."

Cabinet minister Chris Heaton-Harris told LBC he thinks Farage “feels at home coming to the party that delivered Brexit".

Nigel Farage left the Conservative Party in 1992 after the UK signed the Maastricht Treaty.


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Sunak said the party is a 'broad church'


Speaking to GB News earlier this week, Nigel Farage revealed why he decided to attend the party conference.

He said: "I think my presence here highlights the divisions within the party, and the battle that will happen I suspect after the next general election.

"I went to the CDO dinner last night, and these are a rebellious group of Tories, who feel the party has become un-Conservative, undemocratic, they're not really getting the choice to choose their own MPs as candidates, things like that."

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