Peterborough by-election: Brexit Party's Mike Greene seeks LEGAL ACTION for ‘dirty tricks'

Posted on Jun 5 2019 - 9:12pm by admin

Mr Greene feels other parties have used “deceit” and “lies” during the campaign and that “trust has been broken”. Mr Greene told Express.co.uk: “Labour have just started spreading false news, if you like. There was a letter to constituents yesterday about me that was quite frankly a complete lie and I will address that legally.” The letter, which was signed by Labour candidate Lisa Forbes, claimed Mr Greene had labelled renewable energy “crazy” and the candidate had said the idea of paying people a living wage was “moronic”. But the Secret Millionaire rejected the claims, saying that comments that he didn’t care about a minimum wage were a “complete lie”. Mr Greene said: “There were complete lies on there. The trust has been broken and if they want to put the trust back into Westminster, they’ve got to start being more honest.

“How can you have dishonesty and expect trust?”

The candidate also slammed the Conservative Party, saying: “The Tories are saying it’s a two-horse race and it’s between them and Labour, there is zero evidence for that.”

The Conservative Party scored their worst nation-wide result in last month’s EU election campaign and are predicted to suffer a battering from voters in the Eastern city where the party polled fourth, below the Liberal Democrats.

The Brexit Party are tipped to win the marginal constituency after topping the polls during the EU election campaign.

The city also overwhelmingly backed Leave in the 2016 referendum, with some 60 percent of voters opting to leave the European Union.

Mr Greene said: “Westminster has not seen what’s coming at every stage of this. They didn’t expect Leave to win, they didn’t expect the upset and how the Tories have been destroyed by this, they didn’t expect the EU election result and they don’t expect us to win in Peterborough.

“They’ve got to start looking at the facts, they’ve got to start listening to the people and understand that this isn’t just a few upset people, this is the majority of the country and in Peterborough it’s 61 percent of the constituents.”

The by-election was called after MP Fiona Onasanya was booted out by constituents in an historic recall petition after she was jailed for perverting the course of justice in relation to a speeding offence.

The Labour party has been contacted for comment regarding the allegations made by Mr Greene.

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