No Green Party option for Corby and East Northants voters

Corby and East Northants voters will not be able to back the Green Party in next month’s general election.

Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 1:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th November 2019, 1:46 pm
The candidates in the coming election are from the three main parties.

Unlike in 2017 and 2015 the environmentally friendly party is not putting up a candidate in the Corby constituency and so residents will only have a choice of Labour, Conservative or Liberal Democrat on the ballot paper. There are no independents or Brexit Party candidates standing.

1987 was the last time the Corby and East Northants seat had just three candidates.

The party had announced John Crowder as a candidate before the nomination deadline but after his name did not appear on the nomination list a spokesman said he ‘made a personal decision not to stand’.

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A media spokesman said: “The Green Party has a record number of candidates standing in the area.

“The candidate in the Corby area made a personal decision not to stand.”

The party, which has entered into a remain alliance pact with Liberal Democrats is some parts of the country, is fielding Jamie Wildman in Kettering and Marion Turner Hawes in Wellingborough.

The Green Party gained 579 votes in Corby and East Northants in 2017 and 1,374 in 2015.

Tom Pursglove, who has been the Corby and East Northants MP since 2015, will battle it out once again with Labour’s Beth Miller and Liberal Democrat Chris Stanbra.