All the Reform UK candidates set to become MPs and win seats in General Election

All the 13 Reform candidates set to become MPs tonight have been named - as the party looks set to make sizeable gains at the polls in a bombshell night for Nigel Farage's party. David Bull, deputy leader of Reform UK, said it is an “historic moment”.

It comes after the exit polls predicted his party gaining 13 seats. “I think what you’re seeing is the shy ‘Reformers’ coming out in droves,” Bull told the BBC tonight, after Reform UK were forecast to claim an eye-watering 13 seats - defying the odds.

Farage is due to become an MP at the eighth time of asking. The exit poll by Ipsos UK for Sky News, the BBC and ITV News, said there is a more than 99pc likelihood that Farage will win the seat in Clacton, Essex.

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It comes as Reform has seen an early boost as they polled ahead of the Tories in the first two seats of Blyth and Sunderland South, pushing the Tories into third place.

Richard Tice

Mr Tice, now the party's chairman, had previously promised to put up a candidate in every seat in England, Scotland and Wales at the general election. He originally kicked off his campaign by saying he would be "pleased" if he could help "punish the utter failure of the Conservative Party" - while labelling a Labour win "Starmergeddon".

Lee Anderson

Lee Anderson has been re-elected in Ashfield. He is the first Reform UK MP elected tonight. In his victory speech he calls Ashfield the capital of common sense. He says “I want my country back, and Ashfield can play its part in that.”

Rupert Lowe

Ex-football boss and businessman Rupert Lowe, has announced he hopes to become Great Yarmouth's next MP standing as a candidate for Reform. The 66-year-old, a former MEP who is Reform's spokesperson for agriculture and business, was persuaded to stand in Norfolk by June Mummery, a key figure in Lowestoft's fishing industry who has moved in similar political circles having also been a member of the now-defunct Brexit Party.

Noel Matthews

An investigation by campaign group DeSmog found Noel Matthews, the party's national organiser, had reposted an article in 2018 claiming the far-right thug had been "persecuted" by the UK. His tweet sharing the article simply read: “THIS”.

A year earlier, in 2017, Matthews encouraged his Twitter followers to watch a video from former UKIP London Assembly Member David Kurten entitled “Why Islamophobia is a silly made up word”. Matthews has said that charges of Islamophobia were an “excuse for closing down the debate”.

Simon Garvey

Garvey is a Reform UK candidate for the Skipton and Ripon MP seat in the 2024 United Kingdom General Election.
Garvey is competing against seven other candidates for the seat.

Keiron McGill

McGill was, by his own admission, politically homeless until 2021, having never had an active role in politics or association with any party. He joined Reform UK in 2021 after finding so many similarities with his own political beliefs that he decided to stand himself.

A biography on the Reform website explains: "Far from being all work and no play, Keiron is an avid F1, Indycar and football fan & has recently become a regular fan watching the Chelmsford Chieftains ice hockey team. Keiron is happy to answer any queries you have at any time, so please do not hesitate to contact him. And he is committed to serving Castle Point to the very best of his ability."

Sean Matthews

Matthews has been selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate in Louth and Horncastle for Reform UK. He explained: "I retired from the Police in 2018 and we moved to Lincolnshire to live close to my eldest daughter. Choosing a farm just outside Horncastle, mainly because of the large field my younger children could run about in!"

"Since my retirement I became very involved in local politics, standing for election at both district and county elections, I ran elections campaigns for candidates at the last county election. I am very involved with the community, having been chairman of our local Parish meeting until last year. I am a huge rugby fan, my son plays for Lincoln RFC. We attend as many Leicester Tigers games as we can, and I try to play golf," he added.

Stephen Conlay

Conlay is the candidate in Basildon and Billericay. He said: "Born in London and moving to Essex in the early 80’s and for the last 26 years living in Brentwood, Essex with my wife Lynne. Having been in both retail and property for most of my working life. I am now semi-retired and have more time for my other passion, politics."