By Kira Taylor |
The Brexit Party candidate for Falmouth and Truro has confirmed that he is stepping down.
Robert de Vito Boutin has said he is stepping down from the seat and will instead be standing for Bristol South.
He is a born and raised Cornishman. When he stood for Truro and Falmouth, the party proclaimed he “has a close knowledge of the unique needs of the county”.
This follows Nigel Farage’s announcement that his party will not challenge any seats won by Conservatives in 2017, in order to ensure that they don’t split the leave vote.
Robert de Vito Boutin will be in the rare position of having represented three constituencies in less than two weeks.
Paul Wood was originally standing for the constituency but stepped down last week. It’s been reported that he was pushed out for suggesting a Leave alliance – something that has now occurred.
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