THE former Brexit Party candidate for the Isle of Wight is now standing in Wakefield — after the party pulled its candidates from Conservative seats.

On Monday, Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage announced it would not field candidates in seats won by the Conservatives in 2017 — including the Isle of Wight.

Instead, the Brexit Party is concentrating its efforts on seats held by Labour — which has seen former Isle of Wight candidate and second home owner Peter Wiltshire move his campaign 245 miles away to Wakefield, in West Yorkshire.

Mr Wiltshire, a Bedfordshire business owner, will now run against Labour candidate Mary Creagh, who has held the seat since 2005.

Labour have held the seat in Wakefield since 1932.

Mr Wiltshire said he 'will do everything he can for the people of Wakefield and get Brexit properly delivered'.

He said: "I hope the people of the Isle of Wight will understand Nigel's decision."

People in the Wakefield Council area voted for Brexit — with 66.3 per cent of voters opting to leave the European Union.