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Conservative party reject membership of Leave.EU founder Arron Banks

6:59 pm, 23rd August 2018

The Leave.EU campaign founder claimed to have joined the party and called on his supporters to follow his lead in an attempt to elect a hard-line Brexiteer as the next Tory leader.

His spin doctor Andy Wigmore also claimed he was now a Conservative party member.

But a Tory party spokesman told Sky News: “Arron Banks and Andrew Wigmore’s applications for membership of the Conservative party have not been approved.”

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