Yorkshire Party Announces Candidates for General Election

The Yorkshire Party has announced its candidates to fight the General Election on June 8th.

The Yorkshire Party has announced its candidates to fight the General Election on June 8th.

The party will fight 21 parliamentary seats across Yorkshire which is an increase of 50% on the number of candidates the party fought in 2015.

Leader Stewart Arnold said today as nominations close:

"To have 21 candidates in place with such short notice is an outstanding effort.

"The Yorkshire Party has a very diverse, talented group of candidates. Our youngest candidate is 19 which will probably make him the youngest candidate of any party in Yorkshire. The average age of our candidates is about 35. Around 20% of our candidates are LGBT and we have proportionally more women than before. I believe we have a strong team that goes a long way to represent the diversity of Yorkshire.

"Our candidates range from students, teachers, carers, businesspeople, retirees amongst others. They all bring different skills and experiences to the campaign.

"All of the candidates are firmly linked to the constituencies they are standing in (there has been no parachuting into seats!) and are committed to representing their communities - above party - if elected. They won't hesitate to speak for their communities and for Yorkshire."

The party will be launching it Manifesto 'Speaking up for Yorkshire' early next week.

List of Yorkshire Party candidates and constituencies
Diana Wallis Haltemprice & Howden
Tim Norman East Yorkshire
Lee Walton Beverley & Holderness
Bill Black Scarborough & Whitby
Chris Pearson Richmond
Jack Render Skipton & Ripon
Bob Buxton Pudsey
Matthew Clover Elmet & Rothwell
Danny Gascoigne Normanton, Pontefract, Castleford
John Otley Leeds East
Ed Jones Leeds West
Tess Seddon Leeds NE
Bikatshi Katenga Huddersfield
Martin Roberts Hemsworth
Lucy Brown Wakefield
Stevie Manion Don Valley
Chris Whitwood Doncaster Central
Jack Carrington Sheffield Central
Mick Bower Rotherham
Tony Devoy Barnsley East
Charlie Bridges Doncaster North


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