A FORMER Wordsley councillor has been confirmed as The Brexit Party's Parliamentary candidate for Dudley South.

Ex-UKIP councillor Paul Brothwood said it was an "honour" to have been selected to stand for the party in his home constituency where he will be preparing to do battle with incumbent Conservative MP Mike Wood.

Mr Brothwood said: “This is where I was born, bred and live. I want to continue my community work and help untangle the poor legacy of the established parties and offer a real alternative; let’s change politics for good."

Meanwhile - West Midlands Brexit Party MEP Rupert Lowe (pictured below) has been announced as the candidate for Dudley North - which is currently held by Labour turned independent MP Ian Austin.

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Businessman Mr Lowe said: "I'm delighted to have been selected as the candidate for Dudley North. I've been making deals my whole life and it's about time the good people of Dudley have MPs who can fight for their interest on a national level.

"Labour won't deliver Brexit and the Tories can't.

"For too long Westminster has looked down its nose at places like Dudley. The town voted Leave in huge numbers and the establishment didn't like it."

Richard Tice, Brexit Party chairman, said: “The Brexit Party stands ready to fight a general election with a full slate of candidates in all the UK’s 650 constituencies. We will take on the major parties, which have failed the British people time and time again."