7 October 2019
The Brexit Party's General Election candidate for Bournemouth West has deleted a tweet which read: "Collaborators will be purged." A second deleted tweet appeared to compare a female Remainer MP to a wartime enemy collaborator and to encourage her assassination.
Simon Bull, Green Party candidate for MP in Bournemouth West, said: "This is very disturbing, to read that a parliamentary candidate has tweeted using such incendiary language is shocking. The threats that appear to be made are of great concern and anyone who supports freedom of speech cannot fail to be appalled."
The Brexit Party have confirmed that their Bournemouth West candidate "will continue".