11. Apr, 2018


Britain’s nascent centrist party has said it has links to Tony Blair and his son Euan as it seeks to win over potential recruits, the Guardian has been told.

Simon Franks, who founded the LoveFilm movie-streaming business, has been working for more than a year with former Labour donors and senior members to create an organisation that could back candidates in a future general election.

The Observer revealed on Sunday that Franks established Project One Movement UK Ltd last summer and the company is expected to be a vehicle for the new party.

One person who was approached to join the fledgling organisation was told Euan Blair was on its board, and his father, the former Labour prime minister, had been helpful in recommending potential donors. Other sources confirmed Euan Blair’s name had been associated with the project.

Euan Blair on the board of political group set up by Simon Franks, sources are told