Tories re-select two MEP candidates who support a second referendum for the European elections

Mail Online | 4/18/2019 | John Stevens Deputy Political Editor For The Daily Mail
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Two MEPs campaigning for a second referendum have been re-selected as candidates for the Conservative Party.

Sajjad Karim, a former Liberal Democrat who has described Brexit as 'madness', will be top of the party's candidates list in the North West of England.

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While Charles Tannock, who co-founded the Conservatives for a People's Vote campaign, will be on the ballot paper in London.

The pair have been re-selected by the party ahead of next month's European Parliament elections despite their calls for Brexit to be cancelled.

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It comes as senior party figures worry the Tories are heading for a crushing defeat on May 23, and could lose more than half their current tally of 18 MEPs as many party members are unwilling to go out and canvass in elections they never wanted to take place.

Theresa May has said she is determined to get a Brexit deal through Parliament before the elections so that voting can be cancelled, but this is looking increasingly unlikely. A heavy defeat would likely precipitate calls for Mrs May to quit.

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Both Dr Karim and Mr Tannock are part of the Conservatives for a People's Vote campaign, which is calling for a second referendum.

Dr Karim, who has been an MEP since 2004, said last December: 'The only way to stop...
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