Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party have named Owen Prew as their candidate to face Rosie Duffield in the next general election which is widely expected to take place this autumn.
The son of a Birmingham City Council welfare rights worker and a housing officer, Mr Prew was born and raised in Birmingham, although his maternal family are from Kent. He studied at King Edwards Camp Hill Grammar school before reading law at Oxford University.
Prew believes only his party have the answer to the Brexit logjam that is currently gripping the nation.
Mr Prew told the Journal: “I am pro-European and anti-EU. I am married to a woman who is half-French. I love Europe, its history, culture and people, but that, for me, is very different to a belief that the EU is a force for good in this world.
I have and always will believe that the EU is profoundly undemocratic. It has proved incapable of reform and is unwilling to do so. Most importantly though, since 2016 the British people have faced a relentless propaganda campaign to change their minds. Three years later and we still have not left. I believe MPs across the divide lied in their 2017 manifestos and must now be held to account should Parliament overturn the decision made in 2016.”
In the recent European Elections, the Brexit Party narrowly bet the Liberal Democrats to overall victory in the Canterbury district. With the UK’s departure from the EU continuing to dominate the headlines, the presence of a Brexit Party candidate on the ballot paper will be causing headaches for the Tories whose inability to deliver Brexit has frustrated many Leave voters.
The UK is currently set to leave the EU on the 31st October, however Remain supporters will not roll over without a fight as the deadline inches ever closer.