A UNIVERSITY of Cambridge graduate has been announced as The Brexit Party candidate for a town in the upcoming General Election

Nick Brown will campaign to become the first Brexit Party MP for the Bishop Auckland constituency.

The candidate has a law degree from the University of Cambridge and has worked in the technology industry for 23 years, collaborating with organisations from across the world.

He recently led a successful campaign to save Witton Park Bridge from closure and said he is committed to holding councils to account following decades of what he claims is mismanagement by the Labour Party.

Mr Brown said: "Like many people outside the Westminster bubble, I’ve realised we can't trust our current crop of politicians to do what we asked them to do.

"I was born, raised and educated in this constituency in the North-East and have seen first-hand how repeatedly voting for Labour has failed to bring any benefits to my wonderful home region."I will give the people of this area – who I have grown up with and lived with all my life – a real voice in Westminster and a demonstrable impact locally, as shown by the recent successful campaign to save Witton Park Bridge.”

Richard Tice, Brexit Party chairman, said: “The Brexit Party stands ready to fight a general

election with a full slate of candidates in all the UK’s 650 constituencies. We will take on the major parties, which have failed the British people time and time again.

The vast majority of our candidates are entering politics for the first time and they come from all walks of life, backgrounds, races and religions. Their greatest strength is that they are not professional politicians, but are competent individuals, connected to their local areas and issues they seek to represent. They have achieved great things in their professional or personal life, from entrepreneurs, small business owners and economists – to teachers, academics, forklift driver and bankers.

But we all share a commitment to deliver Brexit, defend democracy and change politics for


The candidate will go up against, Ray Georgeson, of the Liberal Democrats, Helen Goodman, of the Labour Party and Dehenna Davison, of the Conservative Party.