A BREXIT Party candidate has said he “wouldn’t want any chance of a Labour Government” and was open to a pact with the Tories.

David Banks, who will run for the Mid Sussex seat if an election happens, said he got into politics to ensure “a proper Brexit” but feared Labour taking advantage of a split vote in the seat.

He said: “I, like a lot of other people, became very frustrated by politicians.

“I’m not in politics for any reason other than I want to ensure a proper Brexit.

“But I wouldn’t want any chance of a Labour Government.

“A pact with the Conservatives might a good idea.”

Mid Sussex residents voted 54 per cent to remain in 2016 and sitting Conservative MP Sir Nicholas Soames was a Remain supporter.

But Mr Banks, who described himself as a lifelong Conservative, said he would take all Mid Sussex residents’ views into account.

The Wigan-born candidate said: “There was a time when I thought the best outcome was no deal, but it would be good if we could get a deal before then.

It would be nice to have a proper relationship with Europe, I like Europe a lot.

“ I liked the EU when it started out as it promoted peace in Europe, but now it’s ever-expanding and there’s talk of a European army.”

Mr Banks, 67, said he trusted Prime Minister Boris Johnson “90 per cent” but thought Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage would deliver a better Brexit.

He said: “I’m not worried about a no deal in the slightest.

“I think most of the worry has come from people whose motivation has been suspect.

“We will continue trading with the EU.”

As Brexit Party candidates have been announced across Sussex, many Labour candidates have said they see a potential split Brexit vote as a chance to take Tory safe seats.

Peter Lamb, the Labour candidate for Crawley, said he saw the Brexit Party candidacy there as an opportunity for his party.

The Crawley Borough Council leader said: “Back in 2015 it seemed Labour lost more votes to Ukip than the Conservatives did.

“But my own view is I don’t fear any chance of ending up with a Brexit MP.

“While Henry Smith remains our MP, I don’t see the difference between one or the other. “

Meanwhile Peter Chowney, Labour candidate for Hastings and Rye, thought a vote split would be “good for us”.

He said: “The Brexit Party’s going to draw more supporters from Conservatives.

“I can’t see an election anytime soon though, after daylight savings it’ll be too dark to be on the doorstep.”