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Election 2017: East Ham and West Ham candidates announced

PUBLISHED: 10:20 12 May 2017

The general election candidates have been announced Picture: Rui Vieira/ PA Images

The general election candidates have been announced Picture: Rui Vieira/ PA Images

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The candidates for Newham’s two seats in the general election have been announced.

Seven would-be MPs are running for the East Ham constituency, and six in West Ham.

East Ham:

Stephen Timms - Labour

Kirsty Finlayson - Conservative

Glanville Williams - Liberal Democrats

Chidi Oti-Obihara - Green Party

Daniel Oxley - Ukip

Choudhry Afzal - Friends Party

Mirza Zillur Rahman - Independent

West Ham:

Lyn Brown - Labour

Patrick Spencer - Conservative

Paul Reynolds - Liberal Democrats

Michael Spracklin - Green Party

Rosamund Beattie - Ukip

Kayode Shedowo - Christian Peoples Alliance

The Green Party had initially announced Rachel Collinson as the West Ham candidate and Mr Spracklin as the East Ham candidate, but this changed after Ms Collinson withdrew for health reasons.

Anyone who has not registered to vote in the general election, taking place on Thursday, June 8, will need to do so by Monday, May 22.

Visit gov.uk/register-to-vote to do so.

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