Brexit campaigner Nigel Farage to stand in UK election

Honorary President of the Reform UK party Nigel Farage attends press conference, in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Nigel Farage, the politician who helped champion Britain's departure from the European Union, said on Monday he would stand as a candidate in next month's election.

Farage, 60, will stand in the parliamentary seat in Clacton, a resort town in eastern England that overwhelming voted for Brexit in the 2016 referendum.

(Reporting by Andrew MacAskill; editing by David Milliken)