Party unveils 28 General Election candidates

The Yorkshire Party has unveiled its final candidate list for the 2019 General Election, with the party standing 28 candidates across Yorkshire.

This marks significant growth for the party, with 14 Yorkshire Party candidates contesting the 2015 General Election and 21 fighting the 2017 contest. This year 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 the local elections. 

Last Saturday the party launched its General Election manifesto - titled Yorkshire Deserves Better - with a series of policy pledges on issues of Environment, Housing, Transport and Education.

Chris Whitwood, Leader of the Yorkshire Party, said:

“Today the Yorkshire Party has made a real statement about our ambitions for Yorkshire. In four years we have doubled our number of general election candidates - from 14 in 2015 to 28 this year. We’ve managed this because people increasingly understand that Westminster isn’t working anymore, and that Yorkshire deserves better.

“Yorkshire deserves better than underfunded schools. Yorkshire deserves better than some of the poorest air quality in Europe. Yorkshire deserves better than a failing transport system. Yorkshire deserves better than the Government’s lack of investment in flood defences. And Yorkshire deserves better than paralysis on Brexit.

“The Yorkshire Party will be fighting this election on that platform, and I look forward to showing the Westminster parties that Yorkshire and the north will no longer sit quietly and accept their failures.”

Full Candidate List

Barnsley Central - Ryan Williams

Beverley and Holderness - Andy Shead

Colne Valley - Owen Aspinall

Don Valley - Chris Holmes

Doncaster Central - Leon French

Doncaster North - Stevie Manion

East Yorkshire - Tim Norman

Elmet and Rothwell - Matt Clover

Haltemprice and Howden - Richard Honnoraty

Harrogate and Knaresborough - Kieron George

Hemsworth - Martin Roberts

Keighley - Mark Barton

Leeds West - Ian Cowling

Morley and Outwood - Dan Woodlock

Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford - Laura Walker

Pudsey - Dr Bob Buxton

Richmond (Yorks) - Laurence Waterhouse

Rotherham - Dennis Bannan

Scarborough and Whitby - Lee Derrick

Selby and Ainsty - Mike Jordan

Sheffield Central - Jack Carrington

Sheffield South East - Alex Martin

Shipley - Darren Longhorn

Skipton and Ripon - Jack Render

Thirsk and Malton - John Hall

Wakefield - Ryan Kett

Wentworth and Dearne - Dr Lucy Brown

York Central - Dr Andrew Sneddon

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