Nine candidates declared for Blackpool South by-election

Nine candidates have been announced for the Blackpool South by-election next month.

The ballot, which was triggered by the resignation of MP Scott Benton, takes place on May 2, the same day as when local elections will be held.

The candidates are:

Chris Webb, Labour

David Jones, Conservative

Andrew Cregan, Liberal Democrats

Ben Thomas, Green Party

Mark Butcher, Reform UK

Stephen Black, Independent

Damon Sharp, New Open Non-Political Organised Leadership Party

Kim Knight, Alliance for Freedom and Democracy

Howling Laud Hope, Official Monster Raving Loony Party

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