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Nigel Farage enjoys clay pigeon shoot on campaign trail

He met supporters at Catton Hall in Frodsham, Cheshire, before trying out some clay pigeon shooting at the outdoor activity centre.

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage in a field wearing ear defenders and protective glasses, holding a gun to take part in clay pigeon shooting

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage has taken up a gun as his election campaign continues.

The politician met supporters at Catton Hall in Frodsham, Cheshire, before trying out some clay pigeon shooting at the outdoor activity centre.

He hit four of the clay pigeon targets before being asked to pose for photos.

He refused to point a gun at photographers, saying: “Never point a gun, even in jest.”

Filming a TikTok while holding the shotgun open over his arm, he said: “Shooting, provided it’s safe, under supervision, if you haven’t done it go shoot some clays. Fun.”

His visit came ahead of an expected visit to Blackpool – where political campaign group Led By Donkeys prepared for his arrival by posting a video of beach artwork at the seaside resort featuring Mr Farage’s face and the words: “Friend of Putin. Enemy of the NHS.”

Speaking to Reform supporters in Cheshire, the party leader said “something remarkable” was happening with younger voters.

He said: “We are not doing well with millennials. The 25 to 35s we’re not doing well with, but Generation Z, Gen Z, the 15 to 25s, something remarkable, I mean truly remarkable, is happening.

“Our support in that age bracket is rapidly, and I mean rapidly, going up.

“The following I’ve built up on TikTok, Instagram, those sort of accounts is amazing.”

He was greeted with cheers and whooping from the crowd of supporters when he said he had been voted the sexiest party leader by a website called

He also said football supporters at the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany had been “wearing Farage masks”.

He added: “There’s an awakening in a younger generation who’ve had enough of being dictated to, had enough of being lectured to and they’re seeing through the BS they’re getting in schools and universities.”

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