'Mr No-Brexit' standing as a Liberal Democrat candidate
12 November 2019, 19:05
Steve Bray, also known as "Mr No-Brexit", has been announced as a party candidate for the Liberal Democrats in Wales.
Party leader Jo Swinson said she welcomes the outspoken anti-Brexit campaigner as a General Election candidate for her party.
Mr Bray has become famous for appearing in the background of news broadcasts from outside parliament, usually holding anti-Brexit placards.
Speaking about his candidacy, Liberal Democrat leader Jo Swinson said: “Our candidates are chosen by local and national parties, so the constituency will have chosen Steve as a candidate.
“He is a Liberal Democrat member and he is a passionate campaigner.
“He has been well-known within the Remain cause more widely and I am sure he will bring that energy to the campaign here in Wales.”
She also insisted that he should not be seen as a "joke candidate" in the Cynon Valley seat.
When Mr Bray was compared to Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of the Monster Raving Loony Party, Ms Swinson said: “I would respectfully say that I disagree and he is somebody who is true to his values and cares very deeply.
“I think we do want to have our politicians care about the issues that they are addressing. I think Steve is an example of somebody who very clearly does just that.”