BREXIT Party leader Nigel Farage will visit Dudley this week as part of a tour of the country as the General Election campaign gains pace.

Farage will address a public meeting at Dudley Town Hall on Friday, November 15 during his stop off in the Black Country.

His arrival in Dudley follows this week's surprise announcement that the party will not stand in more than 300 seats that are currently held by Conservative MPs.

The u-turn comes after Farage said he intended to field candidates in every constituency of the UK.

Brexit Party candidates have been stood down in Dudley South, Stourbridge and Halesowen and Rowley Regis, as the party targets Labour-held Leave seats.

Dudley North, which voted heavily to leave in 2016 and for then-Labour MP Ian Austin in 2017, will be contested by Rupert Lowe for the Brexit Party.

Mr Farage said: “We are touring Britain, campaigning for the most important General Election of our lifetimes. The December 12th election could finally decide the battle for Brexit.

“I will be addressing Leavers across the country, to make the case for a Clean-Break Brexit and explain The Brexit Party’s plans to change politics for good.”

Friday's meeting costs £2.50 to attend, takes place at 11am and doors open at 10.30am.