Candidates for Thornbury and Yate seat start to come forward for June’s General Election

April 28 2017

TWO political parties have already confirmed their candidates in the forthcoming General Election for the Thornbury and Yate constituency.

TWO political parties have already confirmed their candidates in the forthcoming General Election for the Thornbury and Yate constituency.

Luke Hall, who became the area’s Conservative MP at the last election in 2015, said he would be seeking re-election on June 8.

Mr Hall took the seat from long-standing Liberal Democrat MP Steve Webb but with a reduced majority of 1,495.

Local councillor Claire Young will now try to regain the constituency for the Lib Dems after Mr Webb decided not to stand.

Councillor Young represents Westerleigh on South GloucestershireCouncil and is her party’s deputy leader within the authority.

She said: “I am ready for the challenge ahead and will be looking forward to standing up for the people of the Thornbury and Yate constituency.”

Mr Hall said: “It has been the greatest honour of my life to serve our area. I am delighted to be re-seeking election so I can continue to ensure that our community is heard right at the top in Westminster on the keys issues that matter to us all.” 

Announcements of further candidates are expected in the coming weeks and Thornbury Voice will carry details of all those standing in its June edition.