UK Prime Minister Theresa May is in talks with the opposition Labour party and its leader Jeremy Corbyn to try and convince her political opponents to back the Withdrawal Agreement that she and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker agreed to at the end of past year.
Elsewhere, a new poll found former foreign secretary Boris Johnson is the favourite to replace Mrs May as Conservative leader among the party's grassroots.
Change UK, formed by breakaway MPs from Britain's two main parties disgruntled at their stances on Brexit, unveiled a roster of candidates at an event in Bristol in southwest England.
Writing in the Express, she says she's standing for Nigel Farage's party because Theresa May's handling of Brexit has been "hopelessly inadequate".
While it is entirely understandable many in Government and Parliament are feeling a certain amount of fatigue with the Brexit process after months of intense argument and debate that often appear to result in little or no progress, the stakes for this country's future could not be higher. Announcing candidates for the elections on May 23, he described Clacton as the "most patriotic" town in the UK.
"The first move is a people's vote because we have to stop Brexit now".
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The chair of the 1922 Committee, Sir Graham Brady, said on Wednesday it would be "a surprising response" if Mrs May suggested she might stay on as late as December this year.
Meanwhile, Pressure is mounting on Theresa May to name a date to quit as Prime Minister, after an influential committee of backbenchers demanded "clarity" over what she will do if her European Union withdrawal deal fails.
He added: 'I think that this party is absolutely necessary, I think we are going to do phenomenally well.' Ms Widdecombe said: 'I believe that we will certainly be huge winners in the [European] elections'.
Reports emerged on Tuesday that the influential 1922 Committee, which represents Conservative Party backbench MPs, was preparing to tell May she would have to go by the end of June.
More than 800 of the party's most senior members, including the heads of the local associations, will take part in the vote.
The Labour leader called for a shift in May's "red lines".