EU election candidates for South West announced

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The candidates set to stand in next month’s European elections have been announced.

Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage with former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who has defected f

Leader of the Brexit Party Nigel Farage with former Tory minister Ann Widdecombe, who has defected from the Conservatives to join the Brexit Party. Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire - Credit: PA

Ann Widdecombe, Rachel Johnson – sister of former foreign secretary Boris Johnson – Lord Andrew Adonis and serving MEP Molly Scott Cato are among the most recognisable names standing to be elected to serve the South West at the European Union (EU).

With no agreement on Britain’s EU exit, the country faces electing MEPs despite 52 per cent of the electorate calling for the UK to leave three years ago.

Six MEPs will represent the South West, including Gibraltar.

The vote, assuming no Brexit deal is agreed in time, will be held on May 23, three weeks after council elections.

Lord Adonis has been an critic of Brexit, but will stand for Labour. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Lord Adonis has been an critic of Brexit, but will stand for Labour. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire - Credit: PA


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The deadline to register to vote in the EU elections is May 7 at midnight, at 5pm on May 8 for a postal vote and May 15 at 5pm for a proxy vote.

The candidates standing are:

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* JOHNSON, Rachel Sabiha

* GODFREY, Jim

* MIDDLETON, Oliver Sean Grevatt

* HOOBERMAN, Matthew

* SEWELL, Elizabeth-Anne

* HUNT, Crispin

Conservative and Unionist Party:

* FOX, Ashley Peter

* MUSTOE, James Michael

* PURBRICK, Faye

* HISCOTT, Claire Michelle

* TAGHDISSIAN, James

* OWENS, Emmeline Elizabeth

English Democrats:

* KNIGHT, Jenny

* BLUNDELL, Michael Thomas Martin

Green Party:

* SCOTT Cato, Molly

* LAKE, Cleo Alberta

* DENYER, Carla Suzanne

* SCOTT, Tom

* DIMERY, Martin John

* LA BORDE, Karen Margaret

Labour Party:

* MOODY, Clare Miranda

* ADONIS, Andrew

* KIRKHAM, Jayne Susannah

* GUILD, Neil William

* ATKINSON, Yvonne Margaret

* AL-HASSAN, Sadik Adam

Liberal Democrats:

* VOADEN, Caroline Jane

* HORWOOD, Martin Charles

* WILLIAMS, Stephen Roy

* RYLANCE, Eleanor Anne Christine

* CHALMERS, David Nigel

* STAGNETTO, Luke Oliver

The Brexit Party:

* WIDDECOMBE, Ann Noreen

* GLANCY, James Alexander

* JORDAN, Christina Sheila

* TARR, Ann Christine

* LANE-NOTT, Roger Charles

* DARKE, Nicola Jane

UK Independence Party (UKIP):

* WEBB, Lawrence James

* BENJAMIN, Carl

* MCINTYRE, Anthony James

* TAYLOR, Lester Geoffrey

* LEE, Stephen Alaric

* SHERIDAN, Alison Jane

Independents:

* MAXEY, Larch Ian Albert Frank

* RAHMAN, Nothiur

* SEED, Neville

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