Gina Miller hopes to 'prop up minority Labour government' by targeting 30 Tory seats

The head of the True and Fair party hopes to force through a hung parliament in the next General Election

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True and Fair party leader Gina Miller revealed she is hoping to recruit around 30 MPs to fight for Conservative seats in the next General Election.

Ms Miller launched the True and Fair party last year, vowing to campaign for constitutional reform.

However the party did not get off to the best of starts, with the launch in Westminster attracting an audience of 13 people.

But Ms Miller is driving forward with the next stage of her plan, to recruit around 30 MPs to help unseat the government in the next General Election.

Detailing her plans, Ms Miller believes now is the right time to deliver reform in British politics, with Conservatives failing to "live up to basic standards of integrity or competence”.

Gina Miller
Gina Miller

She said: "I don’t think there’s such a thing as a safe seat any more.

“We’re not going to fight every seat, but we can make a real difference in 20-30 constituencies that have, for too long, been let down by their MPs and a lack of unified opposition to challenge them.

"Our applicants will offer voters a natural choice of candidates to rally around, presenting real challengers in seats where Labour and the Lib Dems have little realistic prospect of winning.”

Undated handout photo issued by True & Fair of Gina Miller
Undated handout photo issued by True & Fair of Gina Miller

Ms Miller also told the Independent she would be targeting seats in the "blue corridor", where people she has described as "politically homeless" could be persuaded to switch allegiances.

She added: "The existing crop of politicians have created a situation where people are now so angry, and so upset about the behaviour in parliament, they want to see something different.

“I’m not sure that opportunity will come again. I do think there’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity at the moment, in this malaise, to stand as a new party on an issue that people feel very passionately about.”

Despite not having held any talks with other parties about cooperation, Ms Miller believes Labour and Lib Dem MPs will tactically target seats they stand the best chance of winning, as seen in the Wakefield and Tiverton and Honiton by-elections, which the Conservatives lost.