A TORY politician says cancelling Brexit and ‘pretending the referendum did not happen’ is not the right plan to unify the country.

The town’s Liberal Democrats claim the normal rules for running the UK have been ‘thrown overboard’ as the Government ‘descends from one crisis to another’.

Cllr Ryan Bate, the party’s parliamentary candidate for Warrington South, also believes Prime Minister Boris Johnson is ‘hell-bent on taking us out of Europe, with or without a deal’.

“Liberal Democrats have fought for more cash for our schools, the police and the health service to start to put right the cuts from a regime of Tory austerity that has gone on far too long,” he said.

“But residents in Warrington will see little benefit from the Chancellor’s public spending announcements last week if we crash out without a deal.

“The Liberal Democrats are the only viable Remain party with a clear policy on Europe.

“We also have clear policies on what needs to be done to get the country back on its feet again.”

But the comments have sparked a response from Andy Carter, Conservative parliamentary candidate for Warrington South.

He says only Mr Johnson and the Tories have a plan to deliver the change people voted for.

“Liberal Democrat policy is to completely ignore the referendum result from 2016 and revoke Article 50,” he added.

“To even suggest that we can just forget about the biggest democratic mandate in Britain’s history, cancel Brexit and pretend the referendum didn’t happen is naive at best, that’s not a plan to bring the country together.

“Westminster has discussed and debated for more than three years.

“It’s time to get on and leave the EU, do what was requested in the 2016 referendum, so that we can realise the benefits of Brexit for families in Warrington and get our country back on the road to a brighter future.”