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Femi Oluwole, of our Our Future Our Choice, or @OFOCBrexit, the influential young campaigner for a people's vote, came within a whisker of being the single pro-referendum candidate in the Peterborough by-election. He was a candidate until just two hours before the official...
deadline for registering - and as a consequence none of the Change UK, the LibDems, the Greens or Renew would have fielded independent candidates. However he pulled out at the last moment, because - he tells me - he became concerned that if he had run, Labour's vote would have...
been significantly reduced and that might have led to electoral success for Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. He also says there were complicated legal issues for OFOC. That said Change UK have issue a release in which they allege that "senior figures campaigning for a People's...
Vote" who support Labour had "made clear they would strenuously disrupt the campaign and obstruct an independent candidate". Change UK did not name @Femi_Sorry but I subsequently learned he was that "independent" candidate. I then asked Femi if he felt he had been put under...
undue pressure by @campbellclaret and @TomBaldwin66 of People's Vote not to run, and he said "not really". The People's Vote insisted "a potential candidate for the Peterborough by-election decided not to stand for their own reasons".
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