UK election parties and candidates: Who is standing in your constituency in 2017?

15 May

Tories Zac Goldsmith and Esther McVey, who both previously lost their seats, have both been selected to run again in 2017. 

Zac Goldsmith infamously lost Richmond Park in a 2017 by-election to the pro-EU Lib Dems after he resigned from the Tories and stood as an independent in protest at the government’s approval of Heathrow Airport expansion..

Goldsmith will seek to regain his old constituency, while Esther McVey – former TV presenter and former employment minister – has been selected to challenge George Osborne’s old Tatton seat.

After their trouncing in the 2015 General Election, many Liberal Democrats are hoping to once again enter the fray. Sir Vince Cable, Sir Simon Hughes, Sir Ed Davey, Jo Swinson, Sir Bob Russell and Sir Nick Harvey are all senior Lib Dems that the party will hope it can get re-elected.

73-year-old former business secretary Vince Cable has confirmed he will stand again after losing his Twickenham seat to the Tories in 2015.

Former Lib Dem deputy leader Simon Hughes and energy secretary Ed Davey will follow suit, saying that they intend to fight for the Bermondsey and Old Southwark and Kingston and Surbiton seats that they lost in 2015.

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