Sister of Brexit supporter Boris Johnson running for pro-EU party
The sister of leading Brexit supporter Boris Johnson is running for the European Parliament for a British pro-EU party, AP reports. Journalist Rachel Johnson is among candidates for Change UK, a newly formed party founded by former Conservative and Labour Party politicians. Britain is set to take part in the European Parliament elections on May 23 because it has not left the EU, almost three years after voters backed Brexit in a referendum. The government wants to avoid UK participation, but that can only happen if Parliament ratifies a divorce deal by May 22, seen as an unlikely prospect. Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson quit the government last year in opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May’s plans to keep close economic ties with the EU after Brexit. He is a favorite to replace May as party leader among pro-Brexit Conservatives.