European Parliament election candidates announced

Lists of candidates have been announced today (25 April 2019) for the European Parliamentary elections which are set to go ahead on Thursday 23 May, unless a deal on Brexit is concluded before then.

The European Parliamentary elections are run on a proportional representation system. We will be electing six MEPs to represent Yorkshire & The Humber. You will have one vote which you give to one of the parties standing. Each party lists up to six candidates in order, seats are allocated according to the percentage of the vote that each party gets. We currently have two Ukip, two Conservative and two Labour MEPs.

South Leeds Life does not support any political party, but believe that it is important for people to vote.

To vote you must be registered on the electoral roll, the deadline for registration for the European election is Tuesday 6 May 2019 (the deadline for registering for the Leeds City Council election on 2 May has already passed). To register, go to If you are an EU national you can choose to vote here in the UK or in your “home” country.

The full list of candidates is:

Change UK – The Independent Group

  1. Diana Paulette Wallis
  2. Juliet Lodge
  3. Sophia Bow
  4. Joshua Paul Malkin
  5. Rosanne Clare McMullen
  6. Steven Wilson

Conservative and Unionist Party

  1. John Michael Procter
  2. Amjad Bashir
  3. Michael James Naughton
  4. Andrew Lee
  5. Matthew Graham Freckleton
  6. Sue Pascoe

English Democrats

  1. David Stewart Allen
  2. Tony Stewart Allen
  3. Joanne Allen
  4. Fiona Allen

Green Party

  1. Magid Magid
  2. Alison Clare Teal
  3. Andrew Varah Cooper
  4. Louise Houghton
  5. Lars Martin Kramm
  6. Ann Christine Forsaith

Labour Party

  1. Richard Graham Corbett
  2. Eloise Karen Todd
  3. Mohammed Jawad Afzal Khan
  4. Jayne Marie Allport
  5. Martin Trevor Mayer
  6. Alison Louise Hume

Liberal Democrats

  1. Shaffaq Mohammed
  2. Rosina Jane Robson
  3. James Christopher Blanchard
  4. Sophie Jane Thornton
  5. James Douglas Baker
  6. Ruth Christine Coleman-Taylor

The Brexit Party

  1. John Longworth
  2. Lucy Elizabeth Harris
  3. Jake Pugh
  4. James Rupert Heartfield
  5. Andrew Allison
  6. Christopher Barker

The Yorkshire Party

  1. Chris Whitwood
  2. Mike Jordan
  3. Jack Carrington
  4. Laura Marie Walker
  5. Bob Buxton
  6. Dan Cochran

UK Independence Party (UKIP)

  1. Mike Hookem
  2. Gary Colin Shores
  3. John Robert Hancock
  4. David Alan Dews
  5. Graham Boyd Waddicar
  6. Clifford Parson