Brexit Party loses four European lawmakers to Conservatives

FILE PHOTO: European Parliament election candidate Annunziata Rees-Mogg attends a Brexit Party campaign event in London, Britain, May 21, 2019. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls/File Photo

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Brexit Party said on Thursday that four of its elected members of the European parliament (MEPs) had left the party to support the governing Conservatives in the British election on Dec. 12.

The Brexit Party was set up in early 2019 by Nigel Farage, whose years of relentless campaigning against membership of the European Union played a major part in delivering the 2016 referendum, in which Britons voted to leave the bloc.

It performed strongly in the last European elections, held in May, but has fallen sharply in opinion polls since decid


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