A former Brexit Party general election candidate has won a court case against the party.
Paul Bullen, who stood as the party’s candidate in North East Cambridgeshire during the 2019 election, lodged legal proceedings to reclaim his expenses.
Indeed, Bullen was one of over 300 Brexit Party candidates that were axed after party leader Nigel Farage decided not to contest Conservative-held seats.
Bullen claims that he and other candidates were told by party officials that their expenses would be paid for the newly-redundant campaigns, yet the cash has not been forthcoming.
The county court in Peterborough supported Bullen’s case – awarding him £575.15.
Bullen claims the Brexit Party didn’t contest the case and now has a court judgement against it.
He told the Hunts Post: “It was never about the money, it was a matter of principal.
“Some time ago they refused to pay my expenses so I had no alternative to do what I did.”
He said: “I don’t feel victorious about it, I feel ambivalent really because I didn’t want it to come to this.”
This isn’t the first time Farage’s party has caused a backlash for its treatment of potential candidates. The party asked every person who applied to be a candidate to stump up £100 for the privilege, receiving 3,000 applications in total.
Perhaps they could have used a bit of that cash towards Bullen’s expenses.