The Yorkshire Party has today (Wednesday 6 November) announced four further general election candidates - taking the overall number now adopted to 22, beating the party’s previous best of 21 in the 2017 General Election.
This comes soon after the Yorkshire Party became the only non-Parliamentary Party in the UK to beat ChangeUK in May’s EU elections, scoring over 50,000 votes, and won six new Council seats on Selby District Council and East Riding Council in this year’s local elections.
The four newly adopted candidates are:
- Matt Clover, Elmet and Rothwell
- Owen Aspinall, Colne Valley
- Jack Render, Skipton and Ripon
- Dr Lucy Brown, Wentworth and Dearne
Chris Whitwood, Leader of the Yorkshire Party, said:
“For too long, the Westminster parties have felt they can treat Yorkshire, and the north, as an afterthought. We’ve been innundated with candidate applications since this general election was called, and that tells me that voters agree with the Yorkshire Party’s message that Yorkshire deserves better.
“It’s clear that Westminster isn’t working for Yorkshire anymore. From crumbling schools to appalling air quality problems and dilapidated transport networks, our region deserves a better future. The Yorkshire Party is going to fight to deliver that better future.”
The Yorkshire Party will publish its manifesto on Saturday 9 November.