THERE’S a new player on the county’s political scene - with a continental reach.

Renegade county MEP Nikki Sinclaire MEP has launched a new party in an attempt to force the UK government to hold a referendum on Europe.

Nikki - who defected from the UK Independence Party to stand independently - is now the public face of the “We Demand A Referendum” movement with the sole manifesto of forcing a straight In-Out decision on the UK’s membership of the EU.

It comes on the heels of a startling YouGov opinion poll which revealed more than half of Britons wanted a referendum.

“Call me a defector, call me a revolutionary, call me what you will – I’m simply following the will of the people who are demanding a referendum on Europe,” declared the Midlands MEP.

“This isn’t simply a new political party – this is movement – and it is one that David Cameron and the whole of Westminster must listen to, because we are speaking for the people.”

Nikki has delivered two petitions with 220,000 signatures to Number 10 – the most recent being only last week with the names of 100,000 people backing the call for some decision-making over the UK being in the European Union.