Make an election pact with Reform, Rees-Mogg tells Sunak

Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg has urged Rishi Sunak to strike a general election pact with Reform UK and offer senior figures such as Nigel Farage and Richard Tice the chance to become Tory candidates.

The former business secretary said the Prime Minister should make a “big, open and comprehensive offer to those in reform” to join the Tories.

He said Sunak should “offer candidate selection to senior members of the Reform Party, such as the honorable Ben Habib, Richard Tice and of course the one and only Nigel Farage”.

Sir Jacob argued that uniting the right in British politics would put victory at the next election “within reach”.

He told GB News: “With the help of Nigel Farage in a Conservative government, as a Conservative minister, with Boris Johnson likely to return as Foreign Secretary and welcome the likes of Ben Habib and Richard Tice into our party, while also bringing really conservative ideas pursues. policy, winning the next election suddenly becomes within reach.”

Mr Tice, the reform leader, has repeatedly ruled out a general election deal with the Conservative Party, while Mr Sunak has argued that a vote for reform is a vote to put Sir Keir Starmer in 10th place.

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