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General Election 2019: Corby and East Northamptonshire candidates announced




The candidates standing in the Corby and East Northamptonshire have been officially announced today (Thursday, November 14).

The Conservative candidate is Tom Pursglove, who became the country’s youngest MP when first elected in 2015.

The 33-year-old grew up in Wellingborough and has campaigned against on-shore wind farms, and coming from a policing family, also took an interest in policing issues.

General Election (21648433)
General Election (21648433)

He has had minor government roles but after Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July, he was appointed Assistant Government Whip.

The prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire: Tom Pursglove - Conservative
The prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire: Tom Pursglove - Conservative

The Labour candidate is Beth Miller, whose family has lived in Corby ‘for generations’.

Beth has played football for both the Corby Cougars and Rushden and Diamonds. Growing up she worked as a pot washer in a cafe, in a hair salon, in a warehouse and on shifts at McDonald’s.

The prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire: Beth Miller - Labour
The prospective parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire: Beth Miller - Labour

More recently, Beth has worked in parliament for six years, on policy development and campaigns, with a focus on better regulation of the banking sector.

Election 2017 result for Corby (21648436)
Election 2017 result for Corby (21648436)

The Liberal Democrat candidate is county councillor Chris Stanbra.

He describes himself as “Remainer. Sixty something overweight Essex boy. Lib-Dem activist. Living in Corby- a great place”.

Click here to find out who has been selected to stand elsewhere

  • All candidates standing in the constituency are invited to submit a 350-word profile outlining why our readers should vote for them, together with a photo. The deadline for this is midday on Thursday, November 28, and all profiles received by this deadline will be published in the Mercury on Friday, December 6.

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