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