Peterborough by-election: Final list of 15 candidates

Today (Thursday, June 6) is the much awaited by-election in Peterborough.

Wednesday, 15th May 2019, 9:44 am
Elections 2017. The count at the East of England Arena EMN-170906-120944009

The by-election is being held today after Fiona Onasanya became the first MP to be removed by her constituents under a Recall Petition. The petition was signed by 19,261 of her constituents (27.64 per cent), passing the 10 per cent threshold needed to trigger a by-election. These are the candidates who are standing.

Paul is is the managing director of a communication business specialising in healthcare. He fought Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland in the 2010 General Election
Former city councillor Lisa supports working people in accessing services at Unite the Union. She came second in Peterborough in the 2015 General Election

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Beki is an apprentice-trained professional engineer who writes policy for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. She came third in Peterborough at the 2017 General Election
John unsuccessfully contested the North West Cambridgeshire seat in the 2017 General Election. He was a city councillor until losing his seat last week
Joseph grew up and works in the city. He said: "I have seen how Peterborough has been repeatedly let down by its representatives in Westminster."
The MEP (who is not seeking re-election at the European elections) was previously economics spokesman for UKIP and political editor at the Daily Express
Alan has stood in numerous elections by-elections going back to 1983 but the party has never won its £500 deposit back. He said: We are the party thats on everybodys side."
Tom lives in Gunthorpe. He now works as an education manager having previously been an English teacher
The businessman has entered politics, saying: "It's reached a point where I couldn't sit back any more. This city, like this country, can do so much better."
A former city councillor who stood to be crime commissioner and elected mayor. He said if mayor he would invite Donald Trump to Cambridgeshire
The party wants to revoke Article 50 which its chairman said makes them the best choice for Remainers
Andy Moore
Bobby from Stevenage is a father's rights campaigner who has protested on top of Buckingham Palace and Jeremy Corbyn's roof
The reverend from Birmingham wants to stay in the EU and create a "unified sense of national purpose" which can make the world a better place
Peter grew up in Peterborough and is a a barrister specialising in anti-discrimination law. He said he helped Peterboroughs first Muslim councillor get elected in 1983