Saturday, 26 April 2014

Only two parties are fighting every seat in Tyne and Wear: Labour and the Conservatives

On 22nd May the North East will go to the polls to elect its three Members of the European Parliament. In many of the urban areas there will also be Local Elections. We don't have any local elections in Northumberland this year, as ours took place last year, and happen every four years.

The nominations for candidates have now closed across Newcastle, North Tyneside, Gateshead, Sunderland, and South Tyneside. 

Having just returned from helping our local team in Newcastle this morning I am very proud to report that the Conservatives are fielding a candidate in every single ward, not just in the City, but across Tyne and Wear - that's 112 Conservative candidates. A feat only matched by only one other party - the Labour Party.

I must put on record my thanks to the hardworking local volunteers who have ensured the Conservative Party is represented in every single ward, a huge task, but one that shows the dedication and strength of our party here in the North East.

The full slates for Tyne and Wear are below:
 

Newcastle: 

Conservatives - 27 candidates
Labour - 27 candidates
 
Liberal Democrats - 27
UKIP - 19 
TUSC - 7 
Greens - 6
It's Time to Put Newcastle First - 3
Brit Dems stop immigration leave EU - 3
Independents - 2 
Communist Party of Britain - 1 
(There is a double election in Woolsington Ward)

Sunderland:
Conservative - 25 candidates
Labour - 25 candidates
 
UKIP - 23
Liberal Democrats - 18
Greens - 9
TUSC - 5 
Ind - 3
 

Gateshead:
Labour - 22 candidates
onservative - 22 candidates

 

Lib Dem - 20
UKIP - 16
Green - 8
TUSC - 6
Liberal - 2 
People's Democratic Party - 1
Independent - 1


North Tyneside:

Conservative - 20 candidates
Labour - 20 candidates
 
UKIP - 20
Lib Dem - 7 (including 2 'Focus Team')
Independent - 4
TUSC - 3
Green - 1

South Tyneside:
Conservative - 18 candidates
Labour - 18 candidates


UKIP - 16
Lib Dem - 2
Independent - Putting People First - 2 
Independent - 2 
Independent Socialist Party - 1



Total:
Conservatives - 112 candidates
Labour - 112 candidates

UKIP - 94 candidates
Liberal Democrat - 74 candidates