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General Election 2019: North West Cambridgeshire candidates announced




The candidates in the North West Cambridgeshire constituency have been officially announced today (Thursday, November 14).

In North West Cambridgeshire, the Conservative candidate is qualified solicitor Shailesh Vara.

The Uganda-born 59-year-old has been the constituency MP since 2005. He is a former vice-chairman of the Conservative Party and last year was Minister of State for Northern Ireland.

General Election 2019 (21647885)
General Election 2019 (21647885)
Prospective parliamentary candidate for North West Cambridgeshire: Shailesh Vara - Conservative
Prospective parliamentary candidate for North West Cambridgeshire: Shailesh Vara - Conservative

The Lib-Dem candidate is Bridget Smith, who is also the leader of South Cambridgeshire District Council.

She has lived in the county 35 years and been a councillor for 11 years, claiming a strong track record in delivering community development projects.

Bridget wants to bring “truth and honesty back into politics”.

The Green Party candidate is Nicola Day, who is leader of the Green Group on Peterborough City Council. She also describes herself as “mother, teacher, musician”.

The prospective parliamentary candidate for North West Cambridgeshire: Cathy Cordiner-Achenbach - Labour
The prospective parliamentary candidate for North West Cambridgeshire: Cathy Cordiner-Achenbach - Labour

Meanwhile, Great Yarmouth councillor Cathy Cordiner-Achenbach is the Labour candidate, having been selected at the last minute to replace Ed Murphy.

Election 2017 result NW CAMBS (21647882)
Election 2017 result NW CAMBS (21647882)

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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