Newbury Parliamentary Election candidates announced
The Newbury parliamentary election candidates who will each be fighting for your vote on May 7th have now been announced.
Conservative Richard Benyon will be bidding for a third successful defence of the seat which has been Conservative-held since 2005.
Liberal Democrat Judith Bunting will be seeking to turn the tables back to the days of fellow yellow David Rendel who held the seat for the Liberal Democrats for more than a decade in 1993.
Labour have selected Jonny Roberts in their bid to swing the seat which has hasn’t seen the party perform better than third place since 1970.
The Green Party, who first put a candidate forward in 1992 in the constituency, have chosen Paul Field as their candidate.
UKIP are looking to extend their political gains in recent by-election victories with their candidate Catherine Anderson.
The Patriotic Socialist Party are both the youngest party and are fielding the youngest candidate in the form of Andrew Stott.
The Apolitical Democrats have put forward Peter Norman as their choice.
Independent candidate for Newbury this year is Barrie Singleton of Spoil Party Games.
For full profiles of each of the candidates and all of the general and local election news pick up a copy of next week’s Newbury Weekly News out Thursday.