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The Deputy Prime Minister has warned Nigel Farage shouldn’t return to the Conservative Party, regardless of Liz Truss calling for him to do precisely that.

Rumours have been swirling that the previous Brexit Party chief might be a part of the Conservative Party as he re-enters his political profession.

But Oliver Dowden mentioned he didn’t assist the return, telling Sky News: “I, like many hundreds of thousands of Conservatives up and down the country, have spent many years campaigning against parties led by Nigel Farage – so no, I don’t support Nigel Farage rejoining the Conservative Party.”

Asked by Steve Bannon, former White House strategist below Donald Trump’s management, whether or not she would work with Mr Farage, Liz Truss mentioned: “I would like him to become a member of the Conservative Party and help turn our country around.”

It comes as assist for Rishi Sunak and the Tories is plummeting within the polls – usually on the expense of Richard Tice’s Reform UK celebration, which Farage has been linked to in latest instances.

Mr Farage was a member of the Tory celebration till 1992 after John Major, the then-PM, signed the Maastricht Treaty regarding the UK’s European Union membership.

Mr Dowden’s feedback could come as a shock after Prime Minister Rishi Sunak mentioned Farage would at all times be welcome to rejoin the celebration. Following his stint within the ITV I’m a Celebrity jungle, Mr Farage has hinted at a return to politics. He mentioned he was “open minded” about returning to the Conservative Party after the subsequent election.

But in a blow to Liz Truss’s hopes, Farage advised The Telegraph earlier this month that he wouldn’t rejoin the Tories earlier than the election as a result of he disagreed with too a lot of their insurance policies.

But when requested whether or not he might search to hitch the celebration afterwards, he mentioned it trusted how the Right of British politics realigned, including: “I think we just have to wait to see. I’m open-minded about anything that happens after the election.”

At the tip of 2023, Mr Farage went so far as saying he can be accountable for the Conservative Party by 2026. Speaking to the Politics Home web site, the staunch Brexiteer mentioned: “I’d be very surprised if I were not Conservative leader by ‘26. Very surprised.”

The former Brexit Party chief insisted he was “serious” about aiming for celebration management, then later advised the location that he made the assertion “in jest.”