Anti-Brexit campaigner Gina Miller to launch NEW political party ‘True and Fair’, to ‘hold Government to account’ saying ‘voters deserve better than the current politics of incompetence and self-interest’
- Activist Gina Miller is planning to launch new True and Fair political party
- Group’s aim is to tackle ‘current politics of incompetence and self-interest’
- Ms Miller rose to fame with 2016 legal challenge against implementing Brexit
- She also successfully challenged the government’s prorogation of Parliament
An activist who took the government to court over Brexit is set to launch her own political party.
Businesswoman Gina Miller is planning to lead the True and Fair party in elections against the Conservatives and Labour.
It was today revealed that she had lodged an application to register the new group with the Electoral Commission.
The campaigner said: ‘This Government needs to be held to account. Voters deserve better than the current politics of incompetence and self-interest.’
Businesswoman Gina Miller is planning to lead the True and Fair party in elections against the Conservatives and Labour
The Commission will now look at Ms Millers’ application, constitution and finances before making a decision in the next few months.
Members of the public will also be able to comment on the party’s logo name and design, which is currently a multi-coloured spiral.
Ms Miller rose to fame in 2016 with a legal case against the government’s implementation of Brexit that reached the Supreme Court.
The case forced Theresa May to put her decision to invoke Article 50 – to officially leave the EU – before Parliament.
Critics accused the 56-year-old campaigner of attempting to stop Brexit, but she said that she was standing up for Parliamentary democracy.
The campaigner said: ‘This Government needs to be held to account. Voters deserve better than the current politics of incompetence and self-interest’. Pictured: The party’s current logo
Ms Miller led a second successful legal Supreme Court case in 2019 which found Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament to be unlawful.
Ardently pro-EU, it is not known whether Ms Miller’s new party could campaign to rejoin the European Union.
The True and Fair party takes the same name as a campaign she established in 2012 which calls for an end to financial misconduct in the investment and pension industries.
A spokesperson for True and Fair told MailOnline they would make further announcements ‘in due course’ following the party’s expected approval by the Electoral Commission.
Ms Miller has twice taken the government to court over Brexit. On the second case, which reached the Supreme Court, it was found that Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament to push through Brexit was unlawful
Ms Miller’s announcement comes awkwardly in the middle of the Labour Party’s annual conference in Brighton.
Although True and Fair are yet to reveal their policy platform, it is believed they could be competing for core votes with Labour opposition, including on Brexit.
Yesterday, former Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn suggested that Labour should campaign on fixing the ‘mess’ of Brexit at the next general election.
Benn said people ‘can see what is happening in front of their eyes’ and it was time argue for ‘a new relationship with the EU’.
The prospect of returning to old arguments over Brexit could however prove damaging for the party, with leader Sir Keir Starmer having not made Brexit a priority since taking office.
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