By KLTV Newsdesk –
The full list of candidates standing in the Batley and Spen Parliamentary by-election on 1 July 2021 has been announced.
In total there are 16 candidates vying for the role of MP of the constituency. The candidates are as follows:
- Paul Bickerdicke – Christian Peoples Alliance
- Mike Davies – Alliance for Green Socialism
- Jayda Fransen – Independent
- George Galloway – Workers Party
- Thomas Anthony Gordon – Liberal Democrats
- Thérèse Hirst – English Democrats
- Howling Laud Hope – The Official Monster Raving Loony Party
- Susan Laird – Heritage Party
- Kim Michele Leadbeater – Labour Party
- Oliver James Nicholas Purser – Social Democratic Party
- Corey James Robinson – Yorkshire Party
- Andrew Jonathan Smith – Rejoin EU
- Ryan Stephenson – The Conservative Party
- Jack James Thomson – UK Independence Party
- Jonathan Richard Tilt – Freedom Alliance
- Anne Marie Waters – The For Britain Movement
The full list including addresses and the names of the Assentors Proposers and Seconders for each is also available from the council’s website.
The by-election is for the Batley and Spen parliamentary constituency only and is a result of the previous MP Tracy Brabin, being elected as West Yorkshire’s first Mayor.
The rules and regulations around voting in the by-election remain as they were for the elections in May.
You can read more about how best to keep yourself safe when voting in person here.
Postal voting will also remain in effect. Ballot papers will be sent to individuals homes and must be returned with your selected candidate before 10 pm on 1 July.
There are several ways to apply for a postal vote if you haven’t already:
- Email your name and address details to electoral.registration@
kirklees.gov.uk and they will send you an application form
- Call Kirklees’ Electoral Services Team on 01484 221650
- Request an application form to vote by post
- The deadline for receiving an application for a postal vote is 5pm on Wednesday 16 June 2021
- If you submit a completed postal vote application form between Wednesday 2 June and 5 pm on Wednesday 16 June should expect to receive your postal vote on or around 21 June. If you are going to be away prior to this date, you should apply to vote by proxy instead
- If you have not received your postal vote by Friday the 25 June, please contact the elections office as soon as possible
The deadline for submitting a registration application is midnight on 15 June 2021.
Kirklees Council is also advising residents that If you have COVID-19 symptoms, have tested positive or have been identified as a contact of someone who has, you should not visit a polling station to vote if you have not completed your required period of self-isolation.