SIX candidates will stand to represent North Somerset at next month's general election, it has been confirmed.

Parties and independents had until 4pm on Friday (June 7) to return their nomination forms.

At around 5pm, North Somerset Council published a list of the candidates who have chosen to stand – the ‘statement of persons nominated’.

The candidates standing for election in the North Somerset constituency are: Sadik Adam Al-Hassan (Labour), Suneil Basu (Workers Party), Ash Cartman (Liberal Democrats), Sir Liam Fox (Conservatives), Alexander Kokkinoftas (Reform UK) and Oscar Livesey-Lodwick (Green Party).

Sir Liam was first elected to Parliament in 1992, and was the most recent MP for the area until Parliament was dissolved on May 30.

In nearby Weston-super-Mare, the candidates are: Dan Aldridge (Labour), Thomas Daw (Green Party), Patrick David Keating (Liberal Democrat) , Richard Andrew Pearse (Reform UK) and John David Penrose (Conservatives).

Mr Penrose first elected as the MP for Weston, Worle and the Villages in 2005.

Anyone who wants to vote in the general election must register by 11.59pm on Tuesday, June 18.

You can register to vote online in five minutes with your National Insurance number by visiting

Some North Somerset residents will vote in the new Wells and Mendip Hills constituency on July 4 after a review by the Boundary Commission.

That includes residents of Banwell, Winscombe, Blagdon, Churchill, Congresbury, Puxton and Yatton.

Somerset Council is administering the Wells and Mendip Hills constituency.