Every Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough General Election candidate's views

Next Thursday (December 12) the nation will go to the polls again to elect a new Government.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 6:00 am
The nation goes to the polls again on Thursday.

But who will you be voting for? We've interviewed all 12 candidates standing to be MP in Corby, Kettering or Wellingborough and you can find their views below:


Voters in Corby and East Northants have the narrowest choice in the constituency with just three names on the ballot paper. Conservative Tom Pursglove won the seat in 2017 by 2,700 votes.

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Mr Pursglove is standing for the Conservatives for the third time next week. He says he is "throwing the kitchen sink" at winning his seat back. You can read our interview with him here.

Standing against him for Labour is Beth Miller. She admits she is the underdog but wants to be the first person from Corby to represent the town. To find out her views, click here.

Also standing for election in Corby is local councillor Chris Stanbra for the Liberal Democrats, who urged people to vote for him to stay in the EU. Our interview with him can be found here.


Those living in the borough of Kettering have five choices when they go to their polling station. Conservative Philip Hollobone won in 2017 by 10,500 votes.

He is hoping to be elected as a Conservative MP for the fifth consecutive time. He says he is not complacent about winning and that Brexit is the big issue. You can read his thoughts here.

Standing for Labour is Clare Pavitt. She says she is not fazed by the battle to overturn Mr Hollobone's majority and insists it's all to play for. Our interview with him can be found here.

Liberal Democrat candidate Chris Nelson previously stood in 2010. He wants to help his party stop Brexit by revoking Article 50. To find out his views click hereMaking his bid as an Independent is Kettering's longest-serving politician Jim Hakewill. He is standing after a desire to 'put up, rather than shut up’. You can read our interview with him here.

Standing for the Green Party is Jamie Wildman. He urged voters to vote for what they believed in and not tactically. To find out his views click here.


Voters in Wellingborough have four choices on the ballot paper. Conservative Peter Bone has held the seat since 2005, winning by 12,500 votes in 2017.

He hopes to be elected once more as a Conservative on December 12. He said he hopes he has been doing the job well enough to return to Westminster. Read our interview with him here.

Standing for Labour for the second time is former shoemaker Andrea Watts. She has promised to stand up for the area she loves if elected. To find out her views click hereAlso hoping to be elected is Liberal Democrat candidate Suzanna Austin. She says she wants to help the town thrive again. Our interview with her can be found hereStanding for the Green Party in Wellingborough is Marion Turner-Hawes. She is hoping to spring a surprise and says she champions the community. To find out her views click here