General Election 2017: Who is standing in North Somerset?
PUBLISHED: 15:02 11 May 2017 | UPDATED: 14:51 12 May 2017
Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call for a snap General Election has meant candidates have faced a short turnaround to put themselves forward for the vote on June 8 so the North Somerset Times has produced a guide on who will be standing.
Dr Liam Fox (Conservatives)
Dr Fox has been the MP for North Somerset since 1992 and was re-elected with his biggest ever majority in 2015.
The Scot, who lives in Tickenham, was promoted back into the Cabinet as Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade last year, after campaigning for the UK to leave the European Union.
Charley Pattison (Green Party)
Ms Pattison is a barrister practising in Bristol, but lives in Cleeve.
She says if elected she will campaign against an ‘extreme Brexit’, the ‘destruction of our greenbelt’ and to get the voting age lowered to 16.
Donald Davies (Independent)
Mr Davies is the leader of the opposition on North Somerset Council and lives in Pill.
On announcing his campaign, he promised to ‘work hard to protect North Somerset from a further five years of irreparable damage to our public services’.
Greg Chambers (Labour)
Mr Chambers ran for Labour at the last General Election, back in 2015 and finished second behind Dr Fox.
He was born in Yeovil and grew up in South Somerset.
Richard Foord (Liberal Democrats)
Mr Foord’s candidacy was confirmed on May 9 by the Liberal Democrats.
Former MEP Sir Graham Watson was announced as the party’s snap election candidate last year, but has chosen not to stand.