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Meet The Candidates

With the 2017 General Election on June 8th, how much do you know about the candidates in your constituency?

We've interviewed some of the candidates to find out a bit more about them and why they want to represent you in Parliament.

On this page you will find a full list of the candidates standing in your area.

Some of the candidates have also been interviewed by Yorkshire Coast Radio and you can see their interviews below. All candidates were invited to take part.

Click below to see the candidates in your constituency.

Candidates from the four parties with the most votes in the last two general elections were also invited to take part in a series of radio interviews. You can hear the programmes using the following links.

Scarborough & Whitby

In Scarborough and Whitby there are eight candidates, they are:

Bill Black - The Yorkshire Party


Eric Broadbent – Labour Party


Sam Cross – UK Independence Party (UKIP)



John Freeman – Independent


Robert Goodwill – Conservative Party


Gordon Johnson – Independent

An interview with Gordon Johnson has not yet been recorded.

Robert Graham Lockwood – Liberal Democrat


David Malone – Green Party



Yorkshire East

In the Yorkshire East constituency which includes Bridlington, six candidates are standing, they are:

Alan Clark - Labour Party



Andrew Dennis - UK Independence Party (UKIP)



Michael Jackson - Green Party



Greg Knight - Conservative Party

Greg Knight declined the invitation to take part in the interviews.


Carl Minns - Liberal Democrats



Timothy Norman - The Yorkshire Party


 Thirsk & Malton (Filey)

In Thirsk, Malton and Filey six candidates have been nominated, they are:

Alan Avery - Labour Party



Martin Brampton - Green Party



John Clark - The Liberal Party

An interview with John Clark has not yet been recorded.


Kevin Hollinrake - Conservative Party



Toby Horton - UK Independence Party (UKIP)



Dinah Keal - Liberal Democrat



Philip Tate - Independent