Nigel Farage to hold 'mass meeting' at Trago Mills

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Nigel Farage, the leader of the Reform UK party will hit the campaign trail in Devon this Monday. The controversial politician has chosen Trago Mills in Newton Abbot for his latest Westcountry appearance.

The former UKIP leader, who had a milkshake thrown over him on his first day of campaigning in Clacton, the Essex constituency where he is making his eighth attempt to become an MP, will be hoping for a more supportive crowd in Devon.

Organisers of the rally said they had to double the size of their original venue to accommodate what they hope will be 1,500 people wanting to listen to the politician.

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His campaign staff said: "Earlier this week he electrified sell-out audiences of up to 800 in Clacton, where he is standing for parliament, and Blackpool – where hundreds more supporters were disappointed not to get tickets. Consequently, the decision was taken to double the size of the venue for this event."

Mr Farage and his Reform UK party have led their general election campaign with mostly one message on immigration, and how they would stop the little boats full of immigrants from crossing the Channel from France into the UK.

Ahead of the Trago rally, Mr Farage said: "The Tories are finished, we’re going to get Starmer in charge so it’s time for people to vote with their hearts for something they believe in and for someone who believes in this great country. I am really looking forward to meeting local voters and explaining how they have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to effect real change on July 4."

The event will take place between 7-8pm on Monday June 24 at Trago Mills, Newton Abbot.