Former Loaded editor, opera singer and NHS dentist among latest Brexit Party candidates

Andy Wells
Freelance Writer
Nigel Farage's Brexit Party has unveiled a raft of new candidates (Getty)

Nigel Farage’s march to win the upcoming European elections continues as the Brexit Party unveiled its latest batch of candidates.

Among the list of potential MEPs are a gay black man, a former professional opera singer and the former editor of Loaded magazine turned TV pundit.

The six, including two ex-Tory Party members, a candidate who grew up in Nigeria and an NHS dentist and self-described socialist, will all be standing in Scotland, Wales, the Midlands and the North - the Labour heartlands Mr Farage has vowed to target.

Martin Daubney, now a regular TV pundit but the former editor of 90s "lads' mag" Loaded, said his former job strayed into "politically incorrect" territory but was better than the current "joyless Twitter-sphere”.

TV pundit Martin Daubney was once the editor of Loaded, while Lucy Harris is director of the Leavers of Britain community group (Twitter)

He said that as the son of a Nottinghamshire coal miner, he believed the current Westminster politicians were "clueless" about the "real world" of ordinary people's lives and "don't know what a day's work is”.

The West Midlands Brexit Party candidate added: "Why don't we replace these people? Why don't we kick them out?

"Do you believe in democracy, or do you want to deny it?”

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Lucy Harris, 28, a former opera singer originally from Stockport but now living in London working as a "grassroots campaigner" for Brexit, is standing for the party in Yorkshire.

Ms Harris, the director of the Leavers of Britain community group, claimed ordinary voters were being "vilified" and the "political class" was damaging social cohesion by refusing to accept the 2016 referendum vote.

She added: "I believe democracy is the cause that trumps all others. It's the ultimate expression of equality. It is the only way for us to achieve a fair and just society."

Louis Stedman Bryce said he was "tired" of the way Brexit voters were portrayed (PA)

James Wells, who is standing in Wales, told the press conference in Manchester that as a civil servant banned from political involvement, he resigned from his job as head of UK trade at the Office for National Statistics only on Tuesday.

He left work for the last time on Tuesday at 4pm and was now embarking on a campaign to become an MEP.

”It's been a bit of a whirlwind," he said, but he could no longer go on "shouting at the TV" as he believed "democratic values" were being "trampled over”.

Scotland region candidate, entrepreneur Louis Stedman Bryce, 44, said democracy was being "betrayed" and he was "tired" of the way Brexit voters were portrayed.

Mr Stedman Bryce said: "The perception is we are white, homophobic, racists, and don't know what we voted for.

"So I stand before you today as a gay black man. And I definitely know what I was voting for. I voted for Brexit."

Lawyer Elizabeth Babade was born in London before her family moved back to Nigeria (PA)

North West England candidate Elizabeth Babade, who was born in London before her family moved back to Nigeria , is a lawyer who lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and their four children.

Mrs Babade, 44, said: "A lot of people would wonder why someone from an ethnic minority like myself would be standing for the Brexit Party.

"After all, one of our most vocal elected representatives recently called Brexiteers, Nazis.

"Well the answer is simple. I believe in democracy.”

The final candidate announced was European immigrant Henrik Overgaard-Nielsen, 59, a Danish national, who has lived in the UK for more than 20 years with his British wife and children.

James Wells (left) and Dr Henrik Overgard-Nielsen (right) are hoping to become MEPs for the Brexit Party (PA)

He is an NHS dentist, senior trade union official and a socialist, who lives in London and is standing in the North West of England as a candidate.

Mr Overgaard-Nielsen said he was involved in the campaign in Denmark in 1992 to reject the Maastricht Treaty, which he said was then rejected by politicians in that country.

He said: "What's happening in the UK now, happened in Denmark in 1992.

"The establishment did not like the answer people gave them, so they told us to vote again.

"What happened in Denmark is that democracy was overturned, voters ignored and the decision of the people cast aside.”

Voters will go to the polls, if the European elections are held, on May 23.