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European Elections – A look at who’s running for European Parliament in the North East

Unless, by some unforeseen miracle, Theresa May can push the “most unwanted deal in the history of deals” through Parliament, then the UK will be voting in the European Parliament Elections between the 23rd and 26th May 2019.

Here’s a look at the Candidates running in the Elections, looking to represent the North East of England, which is made up of Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton on Tees, Redcar and Cleveland and Middlesborough.

Change UK (Formerly The Independent Group)

Frances Weetman

Penny Hawley

Kathryn Heywood


Richard Lawrie

Chris Galley

Duncan Crute


Judith Kirton-Darling

Paul Brannen

Clare Penny-Evans

Liberal Democrats

Fiona Hall

Julie Porksen

Aidan King


Richard Elvin

Chris Gallacher

Alan John Breeze

Finalised List of Candidates

This list will be finalised by Friday 26th April, as not all candidates have been named, or assigned a district to run in – particularly from Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party.

There are 3 seats in the North East that are being contested, and are currently held by –

Judith Kirton-Darling – Labour

Paul Brannen – Labour

Jonathan Arnott – Independent (formerly UKIP)

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