Seven times, Nigel Farage unsuccessfully ran for the position of MP.
According to a source, Nigel Farage is “open-minded” about making a political return but is still wary of taking on the Conservative Party.
The former leader of UKIP, who made headlines again amid speculation that he could win votes as a result of dissatisfaction with how the Conservative Party handled immigration and Brexit, is not anticipated to run in the upcoming general election after suffering seven defeats in his previous attempts.
As Mr. Farage said to the Mirror: “The fact is that they would lie no matter where I was. They simply would violate the law.”
Mr Farage was referencing his 2015 attempt to become an MP, which he narrowly failed to do in Thanet South by 2,812 votes.
Later it was discovered that the Conservative Party breached expenditure laws by doing all in their power to keep Farage out of the House of Commons.
After being found guilty of fabricating election expenditures in 2019, Tory official Marion Little received a suspended prison sentence and a £5,000 fine.
Also asserting that he was still “open-minded” to a comeback, Mr Farage stressed that it was not at the top of his list of priorities.
Despite seeming to back off a prospective comeback as an MP, Mr Farage’s remark comes after analysts warned the Tories may lose seats if the former head of the Brexit Party returned to active politics.