HOT on the heels of Boris Johnson and Priti Patel, the leader of the Brexit Party rolled into the traditionally Labour stronghold of North East Wales in the search for votes.

The morning after appearing on an ITV political debate, Nigel Farage arrived at the Academy Dancehall in Buckley on his election tour promoting not a manifesto but the Brexit Party's "Contract with the people".

And with Brexit a focus of all political parties ahead of the December 12 General Election, the party claimed it is "setting the agenda for this election".

Mr Farage said: "We are hoping to change politics for good and we are asking you to help us with this journey.

"Without the Brexit Party we will not get the Brexit we voted for."

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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage in Buckley

Preaching to a sell-out audience in the dancehall, Mr Farage cracked jokes at the expense of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Dianne Abbott to cheers and laughter from the crowd.

He said: "I tell you, if I was a stand up comedian...all you have to do is mention Dianne Abbott and they're laughing."

While Mr Farage spoke in broad strokes, he left the talk of North Wales to Brexit Party parliamentary candidates for Delyn and Clwyd South, Nigel Williams and Jamie Adams respectively, and MEP Claire Fox who hails from Buckley.

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Mr Williams, referring to the headline in the local newspaper when his father, the former mayor of Flint died, said Delyn had "a new champion of the people" who would tackle issues like the not fit for purpose A55 North Wales Expressway.

The former Flint High School pupil said: "We have all used the A55 and know how bad it is. We will make it a proper dual carriageway - this is our contract with the people not the lies of a manifesto."

Claire Fox, who was raised in Buckley and was introduced as a "local girl" by MEP and candidate for Caerphilly Nathan Gill.

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Ms Fox began her speech by referring to Mr Gill's earlier expression of thanks to "our wives who allow us to do this" and the "women behind the men" of the Brexit Party.

She said: "I am not one of the women who stand behind the men. I stand beside the men - if not in front of them!

"You can tell I'm a Buckley girl, can't you?"

She said she became disillusioned with Britain's main political parties during the mass job losses at Shotton Steel in the late 1970s and 80s, and added that the people of North Wales were as disconnected from politicians in Cardiff as they were from those in Strasbourg.

She added that people in North Wales were far from "Welsh turkeys voting for Christmas" but rather were not people who could be "bought off with trinkets from Brussels".