Nigel Farage's Brexit Party to hold rally on outskirts of Sunderland this weekend

Nigel Farage.
Nigel Farage.

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party is set to hold a rally on Wearside this coming weekend.

The party will host the event at Rainton Meadows Arena in Houghton on Saturday.

Mr Farage is set to be joined by former Conservative MP turned Brexit Party candidate Ann Widdecombe, who is set to stand in the upcoming European elections.

Party chairman Richard Tice will be present alongside North East election candidates Brian Monteith, John Tennant and Richard Monaghan.

Mr Tice said: "We are expecting a huge crowd on Saturday because it was a very strong Leave-voting area and of course we started the March to Leave in Sunderland.

"In the North East there is a huge number of people who feel betrayed by the Labour Party and we've seen from the local elections that voters are now looking elsewhere.

"Our party plans to take on the establishment which has failed to deliver Brexit.

"Instead we have all sorts of backroom deals going on between Labour and the Consevatives and it seems like the majority of candidates are Remain.

"This is the political elite trying to ignore the will of the people and we are going to stop it."

Mr Tice added: "We'll have six speakers on Saturday including Nigel Farage and Ann Widdecombe as well as local candidates.

"We've been getting between 800 and 1,400 people to our events so we expect this to be busy as well."

Admission to the event is by ticket only.

Doors will open at 1pm at the venue in anticipation for a 2pm start.