By Mark Wallace
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We now have full shortlists for the European Election lists in the North East, North West and Yorkshire – along with information on the first hustings at which party members can quiz the candidates before ranking them.
Here's a reminder of the selection process: first, the regional selectoral college decide which candidates to shortlist. If MEPs are reselected, they automatically go above the non-MEP candidates on the eventual list, and non-MEP candidates make up the rest of the shortlist. Now that the shortlists are confirmed, party members use postal votes to rank the MEPs and the non-MEPs in the order they will be listed at the election next year.
North East Candidates
Martin Callanan MEP
Timothy Kirkhope MEP
- Saturday 15th June: 10am at The Lodge at Leeming Bar, Great North Road, Bedale, DL8 1DT
- Monday 17th June: 7pm at The Viking Hotel, Western Road, Goole, DN14 6RG
- Friday 21st June: 7pm at Rio Grande, 144 Woodhead Road, Bradford, BD7 1PH
North West Candidates
Jacqueline Foster MEP
Sajjad Karim MEP
North West Hustings:
- Lancashire: Monday 17th June: 7pm at Preston North End Football Club, Sir Tom Finney Way, Preston, PR1 6RU
- Cheshire East: Tuesday 25th June: 7pm at Toft Cricket Club, Chelford Road, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 8QX
- Cheshire West and Cheshire: Thursday 27th June: 7pm at Ellesmere Port Conservative Club, Worcester Walk, off Westminster Road, Ellesmere Port, CH65 2ES (satnav postcode CH65 2AA)
NB 1: Charles Fifield and Chris Whiteside did not appear on the original North West list this site was given – this is now the complete list.
NB 2: Some regional hustings may require pre-registration to attend – members are advised to check with constituency chairmen to confirm their attendance.