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Candidates revealed for upcoming General Election


The candidates standing in both the Clacton constituency and the Harwich and North Essex constituency at the upcoming General Election have been confirmed.

Voters are heading to the polls in the constituencies on Thursday, 4 July.

Today the Statements of Persons Nominated for both constituencies have been published, revealing who will be contesting the vote.

This and other information about the election is available on Tendring District Council’s website at

The candidates for the Clacton constituency are:

  • Bensilum, Matthew (Liberal Democrats)
  • Farage, Nigel Paul (Reform UK)
  • Jamieson, Craig (Climate Party)
  • Mack, Tony (Independent)
  • Osben, Natasha (Green Party)
  • Owusu-Nepaul, Jovan (Labour Party)
  • Papanastasiou, Tasos (Heritage Party)
  • Pemberton, Andrew (UKIP – NO to Illegal Immigration)
  • Watling, Giles Francis (The Conservative Party Candidate)

The candidates for the Harwich and North Essex constituency are:

  • Canessa, Andrew Lawrence (Green Party)
  • Cole, Mark (Reform UK)
  • Diner, Alex (Labour Party)
  • Jenkin, Bernard (Conservative Party Candidate)
  • Sommers, Natalie (Liberal Democrats)

Now the two lists of candidates have been finalised, arrangements for printing the two sets of ballot papers can commence.  

These can then be allocated for the 109 polling stations that have been booked for use on 4 July across the two constituencies, which have a total of more than 150,000 electors.  

People wishing to vote in the upcoming election and who are not already registered have until 18 June to do so.

Voters requiring a postal vote have until 5pm on 19 June to apply, while those looking for a proxy vote have until 5pm on 26 June to apply.

Acting Returning Officer Ian Davidson is urging voters to have their say on 4 July.

“Those who have a vote next month can use it to have their say on who will represent them in the House of Commons for the next term of office,” Mr Davidson said.

“If people want to make their views known and influence who is elected then that is the time to do it.

“People should take the time now to make sure they are registered to vote and, if voting in person at a polling station, that they have a valid photo ID.”

To register to vote visit or contact the Election Registration team by email at or call on 01255 686575.

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