Women’s Equal­ity joins the elec­tion party for first time

Paul Fran­cis Po­lit­i­cal Edi­tor

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Spotlight On Health -

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.

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