Women’s Equality joins the election party for first time
Paul Francis Political Editor
slate of candidates, 81, followed by Labour with 80 candidates.
The Liberal Democrats have nominated 76 candidates with UKIP, which is defending 17 seats, fielding 69. The Green party has put forward 64 candidates.
The Women’s Equality Party, co-founded by author and broadcaster Sandi Toksvig in 2015, enters the electoral fray for the first time with one candidate. Celine Thomas is standing in Tunbridge Wells South.
There are 15 candidates listed as independent; one Official Monster Raving Loony Party candidate, Mad Mike Young, in Sheppey and two Socialist Party of Great Britain candidates.
The BNP has three candidates and the Swanscombe and Greenhithe Residents Association is defending its one seat.