A ‘HIGH-CALIBRE Brexit Party candidate has been selected to fight for Warrington South in the next general election.

Nigel Farage’s party, which stormed to victory in the European Parliament election vote in the town in May, has announced Dennis Rogers will contest the seat.

Mr Rogers formed part of 50 ‘high-calibre’ prospective parliamentary candidates announced by the party on Monday.

It says the candidates ‘will not stand for Mrs May’s treaty being repackaged’, while labelling it as ‘still the worst deal in history and a betrayal of Leave voters’.

Labour MP Faisal Rashid faces a battle to hold onto the seat in the marginal constituency.

So far, Andy Carter has been confirmed as the Tory candidate and Cllr Ryan Bate as the Liberal Democrat candidate.

In the 2017 general election, Mr Rashid stunned the Conservatives after gaining the seat from former health minister David Mowat with 29,994 votes.

Turnout was 72.4 per cent, the highest percentage in Warrington South since 1997.

The Brexit Party secured a huge win in Warrington in the European Parliament election after winning 17,830 votes.

Success for the party came amid anger and frustration at the deadlock over Brexit in Parliament.

Warrington was one of the areas that voted to exit the EU in the referendum in 2016.

Leave won 62,487 votes in the town, which amounted to 54.3 per cent of the vote.