BREXIT Party leader Nigel Farage has cancelled his visit to Dudley today as part of a General Election tour.

Mr Farage was due to address a public meeting at Dudley Town Hall today (November 15) during his stop off in the Black Country.

The cancellation comes a day after the Brexit Party's candidate for Dudley North, Rupert Lowe, made the surprise announcement he was withdrawing his candidacy.

In a statement, he said he was putting 'country before party' in a bid to not split the Leave vote in the highly marginal, Brexit-voting seat.

Earlier this week, Mr Farage stood down Brexit Party candidates in more than 300 seats that are currently held by Conservative MPs.

The U-turn came after Farage said he intended to field candidates in every constituency of the UK.

Brexit Party candidates have been stood down in Stourbridge and Halesowen and Rowley Regis, while Dudley South saw its Brexit Party candidate Paul Brothwood switch his support to the Conservatives.

Dudley North, which voted heavily to leave in 2016 and for then-Labour MP Ian Austin in 2017, was seen as a key target for the Brexit Party.