Watch again: Nigel Farage confirms he will stand for Reform UK in general election

Watch again as Nigel Farage confirmed he will stand for Reform UK in the general election in an emergency press conference on Monday (3 May).

Mr Farage confirmed he is set to run in Clacton, a Tory held seat in Essex, in an emergency statement.

It is understood that Mr Farage has been looking at the Essex seat for a number of months because it was previously held by Ukip’s Douglas Carswell and had a high vote in favour of Brexit.

Mr Farage had announced last week that he had been taken by surprise by the early election called by Rishi Sunak and did not have time to stand as a candidate.

Instead he said he would campaign for Refom around the country.