Salmon smoker stands for European Parliament with Nigel Farage’s new Brexit party

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Lance Forman, owner of smoked salmon business H. Forman and Son, is throwing his hat in the ring for The Brexit Party.

It’s a confusing time for British politics to say the least. Nigel Farage – a founding member of UKIP – the Eurosceptic party that pushed for and won 2016’s referendum has created a new party called The Brexit Party.

Farage has been an independent MEP since his departure from UKIP in early December 2018, moving away from the party he ran for 20 years.

The Jewish Chronicle reports that Lance Forman is standing as a candidate to represent London in the European Parliament in the upcoming 2019 European Parliament elections.

Last August, Forman – a passionate Brexiteer who runs Britain’s oldest original salmon curer – said that Britain’s departure from the EU “should be seized with open arms”.

In an email to SalmonBusiness, Forman wrote: “My aims are to do whatever I can to help deliver the Brexit which 17.4m people voted for on 23 June 2016. It is not my desire to be an MEP long term.”