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Former Brexit Party candidate wins court case against Nigel Farage’s party

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.

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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.