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Election Candidtes Confirmed for Warrington and Halton

Friday, November 15th, 2019 11:39am

By Aran Dhillon - Local Democracy Reporter

​​​​​​​Five candidates will battle for the marginal Warrington South seat in the general election on December 12

In Warrington South, Labour’s Faisal Rashid is hoping to retain the seat.

He will be contesting it against Tory Andy Carter, Liberal Democrat Cllr Ryan Bate, the Brexit Party’s Clare Aspinall and the Social Democratic Party’s Kevin Hickson.

In Warrington North, Charlotte Nichols is Labour’s candidate.

It comes after Helen Jones, who has been Labour MP in the constituency for 22 years, decided to retire.

Wendy Maisey is standing for the Conservatives, David Crowther for the Liberal Democrats, Elizabeth Babade for the Brexit Party and Lyndsay McAteer for the Green Party.

Warrington South is a key battleground in the election.

In 2017, Mr Rashid secured a majority of 2,549 over former Tory health minister David Mowat.

Warrington North has always been held by Labour but its majority has been cut dramatically between 1997 to 2017 – from 19,527 to 9,582.

 

In Halton Five candidates will be competing for your vote in Halton on December 12.

Labour’s Derek Twigg has represented Halton since 1997 and is seeking re-election in the seat, which covers Widnes and most of Runcorn, but faces challenges from the Conservatives, Liberal Democrats and the Brexit Party.

He has a strong majority of more than 25,000 votes, but in a Leave-voting constituency could see that eaten away by the challenge of the Brexit Party.

All nominations have now closed, and the following people are confirmed as candidates for December’s General Election:

Jan Balfe – Brexit Party

Steve Gribbon – Liberal Democrat

David O’Keefe – Green

Charles Rowley – Conservative

Derek Twigg – Labour

The polls will open at 7am on December 12 and close at 10pm, with the result expected to be announced that night or early the next morning.

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