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General Election 2017 candidates for Preston

Posted on - 8th June, 2017 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - News, Politics
Preston will go to the polls to elect its MP in June Pic: Tony Worrall
Preston will go to the polls to elect its MP in June Pic: Tony Worrall

Three candidates for the General Election on Thursday 8 June have been confirmed.

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The general election will see Preston go to the polls two years after it re-elected Labour MP Mark Hendrick.

He’s represented the city since 2000 and has a majority of 12,067 votes.

Labour, the Lib Dems, Conservatives and UKIP have so far confirmed their candidates who will stand for election.

Read more: What Prestonians think about proposed new political boundaries for the city

Mark Hendrick will be re-standing for Labour, under the Labour Co-Operative banner. He increased his majority by 5,000 votes during the 2015 election.

Mark Hendrick Pic danielbentley
Mark Hendrick Pic danielbentley

Neil Darby, a councillor on Preston City Council representing Ingol, stands for the Liberal Democrats. He works in the tourism industry.

Neil Darby
Neil Darby

UKIP has announced its candidate will be Dr Simon Platt. The freelance consulting engineer is a lifelong Prestonian and attended Hutton Grammar School before working at BAE Systems.

Simon Platt
Simon Platt

The Conservatives are fielding the deputy chairman of the Conservative Party in the North West – Kevin Beaty.

Kevin Beaty
Kevin Beaty

List of candidates for the 2017 general election in the Preston constituency

Kevin Beaty – Conservatives
Neil Darby – Liberal Democrats
Mark Hendrick – Labour
Simon Platt – UKIP
Anne Vivienne Power – Green Party

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