News from British and Canadian Conservatives

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Candidate Lists published

The lists of Candidates for the District, Town and Parish council elections on 3rd May have now been published. I'm surprised to see that Labour are fielding two candidates for Morehall in the District Election. Rodica Wheeler and Peter Monk are the Conservative Candidates, and I wish them the best of luck. I'll be doing all that I can to help them and the whole Conservative team win for Shepway.

The other surprise is the lack of Green candidates, given Wendy Harris' position in Hythe. There are a few UKIP candidates around as well as two BNP contenders in Harbour ward (district council only) as well as a number of independents at Town and District level, as well as a couple of Conservative and Lib Dem candidates for Parish Councils. Most Parishes will not see contested elections as usual, although some have managed to attract enough candidates for a ballot to be required. That includes Folkestone and Hythe, of course. In Folkestone, there are not many Conservative candidates, with the Lib Dems and People First putting up virtually the same set of candidates as are standing for the District. There are some Independent candidates - all formerly Go Folkestone, which is not officially contesting the election. In Hythe, by contrast, there are not many Lib Dems, and some seats there and in Sandgate are guaranteed to return at least some Conservatives.

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