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UK Conservatives block attempt by Brexiteer Arron Banks to join party

August 23, 2018 5:45 PM
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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s ruling Conservative party has blocked an attempt by leading Brexit supporter Arron Banks to become a member in the hope of trying to get a hardline Brexiteer elected as party leader if Prime Minister Theresa May steps down.

Businessman Banks, who bankrolled one of the main “Leave” campaigns in Britain’s 2016 EU membership referendum, had called on his supporters to follow suit to pack Conservative ranks.

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