THE Brexit Party has selected 48-year-old grandmother Nadine Mason, as its candidate to fight the marginal Rossendale and Darwen constituency at the next General Election.

The student nurse will take on Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry who held the seat for the Conservatives by 3,216 votes in 2017.

Miss Mason has also been employed as an ambulance control worker despatcher, a youth worker and a housing adviser.

She said: “Rossendale and Darwen, like the majority of Lancashire, voted to leave the European Union. Brexiteers in the North of England feel let-down and insulted by MPs who continue to ignore the will of the people.

“It is clear that the traditional parties have become detached from much of the country and no longer represent us. I believe our democracy is under threat, and that the Brexit Party is the only party that can be trusted to uphold that democracy and deliver the clean-break Brexit we voted for”.

Mr Berry said: “I and this government are committed to leaving the European Union on October 31 ‘do or die’.

“The only was to ensure Brexit takes place is to vote Conservative whenever the election is held.”