LONDON - Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage won’t stand as a candidate in the U.K. election, and will focus instead on campaigning across the country, as his party
fields 600 candidates.

His refusal to back Johnson has prompted criticism from other Brexit supporters, who say the strategy could split the anti-EU vote and help Labour leader Jeremy
Corbyn win.

Polls over the weekend indicated the Conservatives’ lead was narrowing.

The focus in Westminster on Monday is the election of a new speaker of the House of Commons. If the general election produces another hung parliament the role
could be crucial -- as it was under John Bercow.(FA)