Anti-Brexit peer Lord Adonis among candidates as Labour unveils MEP hopefuls

The former Transport Secretary – a leading figure in the so-called People’s Vote campaign for a second Brexit referenudum – said he was “excited” to have made it onto the party’s regional list of candidates for the planned May vote.

He is being put forward for the South West region if the poll goes ahead as now widely expected on May 23.

The peer – who currently sits as a crossbencher in the House of Lords – made headlines in 2017 when he quit his post as a government infrastructure adviser and branded Brexit “a dangerous populist and nationalist spasm worthy of Donald Trump”.

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