After making his way on to the stage to join the newly unveiled 100 General election candidates as over 5000 supporters waved glow sticks, Mr Farage told the happy crowd: “This fine group of people are but a start. By the end of next week we will have 650 approved prospective parliamentary candidates. There is a big message that Westminster needs to hear, we are not a protest movement.”
While Urging party members and supporters to help its campaigning activities financially and any other way they could, Mr Farage said: “I think the rest of the world will be looking at this, wondering about this because this is the new politics.
“I have to tell you, aside from the 650 candidates, there are many things that I want you to do.
“I am asking for your help because beyond the general election, maybe even before the general election, we will have to find thousands of people to stand up and fight local elections for us, right across the country.”
“We have now got 115,000 registered supporters and almost unbelievably we have managed on four occasions to top the polls for how do you intend to vote in the next general election.”
Using the recent Peterborough by-election as a reference: Mr Farage added: “There are many seats in the country, especially many Labour-held seats in the country, where we are now the challenger, where only we can beat the Labour Party.”
At the beginning part of the speech, Nigel Farage said the party’s first weeks of existence has been unbelievable and also a thing of joy.
Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party unveiled its new candidates at a rally at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre on Sunday and pledged to have every Westminster seat covered before a new Tory leader is in place.
Over 5,000 party Fans cheered the prospective candidates on to the stage at the event, where Nigel Farage hailed the event as “the new politics”.
The would-be MPs, including teachers, economist and a forklift truck driver, were introduced to the crowd before Nigel Farage’s epic attack on both the Tory and Labour party stances on Brexit.