General election candidates for Tiverton and Honiton seat

PUBLISHED: 11:51 30 October 2019 | UPDATED: 16:23 12 November 2019

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With the country set for a general election on December 12, opposition candidates are lining up to take Tory seats in the east of Devon.

Neil Parish is hoping to retain his Tiverton and Honiton seat for the Conservatives. Picture Chris CarsonNeil Parish is hoping to retain his Tiverton and Honiton seat for the Conservatives. Picture Chris Carson

In the Tiverton and Honiton constituency - which includes the towns of Axminster, Seaton and Colyton - Neil Parish has already confirmed he will be fighting to retain the seat he won for the Conservatives in the last election in 2017 with a majority of 19,801.

But in the East Devon constituency - which includes Cranbrook, Ottery, Sidmouth and Exmouth - Sir Hugo Swire has announced he will not be standing again.

Sir Hugo retained his seat in 2017 with 29,306 votes - 8.036 votes more than independent candidate Claire Wright.

Whoever the Conservatives' new candidate is, they will not be facing a Brexit Party candidate. Michael Amor was initially announced as the candidate, but The Brexit Party has since said it will not be contesting the seat.

Elizabeth Pole who is standing for Labour in the Tiverton and Hontion seat. Picture LabElizabeth Pole who is standing for Labour in the Tiverton and Hontion seat. Picture Lab

Standing for Labour in her first bid to gain a parliamentary seat, will be Elizabeth Pole the Party's current constituency chairman. She runs a software business in the Trinity Ward.

Standing for the Lib Dems will be consultant surgeon Dr John Timperley.

Other candidates so far announced include:

Green Party - Colin Reed

No candidate has been announced for UKIP

No candidate will stand for Brexit

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