A PROSPECTIVE Parliamentary candidate has dropped out of the general election race in Batley & Spen.
The departure of Jill Hughes, who was standing for the Brexit Party, comes after strange social media posts were uncovered in a report by the anti-fascist group, Hope Not Hate.
It found that in 2017 she claimed to be a spiritual guide from Sirius, a star eight light years away from earth.
In a book she published called ‘Spirit of Prophecy’ – about a psychic detective in rural England – Hughes claim-ed that extraterrestrials are working with world governments in a ‘hush-hush’ arrangement.
She reportedly wrote: “The E.T’s, some of them less than apple pie wholesome or positive pumpkins, are already here working with our world governments, but that’s all hush-hush for now.”
According to Hope Not Hate, Hughes’ autobiography describes how she came to believe in reincarnation when her old horse Red ‘made a re-appearance, this time as a palomino called Hooray Henry’.
Hughes, who hails from Bradford, also claimed she is a ‘No.1 bestselling author’ and ‘one of the UK’s leading wealth mentors’.
She had started to align herself with the campaign to save Red House Museum in Gomersal before stepping down. Hughes and the Brexit Party have been approached for a comment.
Candidates standing in Batley & Spen include Labour’s Tracy Brabin, the Lib Dems’ John Lawson and Independent Paul Halloran. The Conservatives are yet to announce their pick.