Conservative President Brandon Lewis admitted there was "enormous frustration" in Tory's ranks in Brexit's chaos, but urged members not to switch to the Brexit Party, created by the former Ukip leader. And Nigel Evans, a joint executive secretary of the backbenchers of the Conservatives Committee of 1922, advised his fellow legislators to avoid any "flirtation" with Eurocenean force. Yesterday's appeals followed reports of possible high-profile Tories defections to the Brexit Party, which is being tipped to the top of the euro-zone election next month following the postponement of EU exit.
One report said a source close to Farage said that the leader of the Brexit Party was "100% certain that there is at least one high-profile defection in the pipeline."
According to leaked messages from a private group of Tory officials on the WhatsApp messaging system, a prominent member of Brexiteer said, "Maybe we should all just desert the Brexit Party. Can you imagine chaos?
Evans said he was not aware of any colleague conspiring for the Brexit Party, but warned that any conservative swap would help the Labor Party.
He said: "Ninety-nine percent of Conservative MPs see themselves as Brexit Tories and we want to deliver the clean Brexit we promised in 2017.
"Unfortunately, the Labor Party has shifted dramatically towards Brexit only in the name and in the customs union and single market that betrays its 2017 electoral promises.
"The Brexit Party is superfluous for the Brexit Torxis and any flirtation with them in a general election could allow entry into a Labor Party only of Brexit-in-name, dominated by the remaining fanatics."
Lewis urged the Tories to support the party in local elections on Thursday, despite anger at Brexit's delays.
"I hope conservative members, colleagues, volunteers, activists will want to vote not just, but campaign for conservatives to be elected, because conservative representation is better than any other party," he said.
He insisted that the ministers still wanted the House of Commons victory to back the agreement of Theresa May Brexit in time to cancel the euro elections scheduled for May 23.
"I do not deny the frustration that people in our party have about where we are at Brexit. I share that frustration, I want it done so we do not fight the European elections," Lewis told BBC1 Andrew Marr Show. "
Refusing to say when the Conservatives would launch their election campaign in the eurozone, he added: "Our first priority is not having to fight the European elections. I think we should be trying to do everything we can to respect this 2016 referendum.
"If and when we are at the point where we know we are definitely fighting the European elections, then we will make some decisions about it."
He downplayed reports of donors leaving the party, insisting that 2018 had been a "record year of peacetime fundraising."
"I fully appreciate the enormous frustration that our members and councilors have in particular, that we have not yet left the EU and we may have to fight those elections, but if we do, I hope they vote for the Conservative," he said. said.
High Tories fear the party may lose more than 800 council seats in Thursday's elections to 248 local officials in England.
Conservative Vice President Helen Whately, speaking on Sky News's Sophy Ridge program on Sunday, said: "There is no doubt that it will be a difficult night for us, local elections will be difficult.
"I also recognize that nationally we have been busy trying to make Brexit and meanwhile, yes, policy work is going on, but there is so much bandwidth, but I think this is a good time not to talk too much about Brexit , but focus on what local councils do for people. "
A YouGov study for Hope Not Hate put the Tories at just 13 percent for the European contest, behind the Brexit Party at 28 percent and Labor at 22 percent.
The Conservatives were only three points ahead of Greens and Change UK by 10%, with Democrats 7% and Ukip 5% in the survey of 5,412 British adults held between 23 and 26 April.
It emerged on Sunday that conservative leaders issued a warning that any conservative activist who gets picked up by the Brexit Party runs the risk of being expelled.
A leaked e-mail from the Conservative Party Council said: "All party members, including elected representatives at all levels, should fully support the party in all elections.
"Campaigning or endorsing any other political party is incompatible with party membership.
"The council will not hesitate to apply these rules."