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Euro elections: candidates named

PUBLISHED: 12:26 07 May 2009 | UPDATED: 16:40 25 August 2010

GREEN PARTY: Jean Lambert.

GREEN PARTY: Jean Lambert.

CANDIDATES for the European Elections are due to be announced officially tomorrow (Thursday).

CANDIDATES for the European Elections are due to be announced officially tomorrow (Thursday).

With the London-wide polling day due to be held on June 4, residents have until May 19 to register and can expect a result by June 5.

This year the The Labour Party has fielded eight candidates including MEPs Claude Moraes and Mary Honeyball.

Two MEPs from the Conservative Party, Dr Charles Tannock and Syed Kamall, are due to stand along with six other candidates.

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is due to put nine candidates forward including former BT salesman Gerard Batten MEP who has opposed ID cards.

The Green Party will field eight candidates tomorrow including Jean Lambert, who has been an MEP for a decade. Other candidates will include Lewisham councillor Ute Michel.

Of the Liberal Democrat Party's eight candidates, Jonathan Fryer, a freelance writer, has worked as a Bromley councillor.

Other Liberal Democrat candidates includes Christopher Le Breton, an environmentalist of Azof Street, Greenwich, who was born in Africa.

Greenwich Unison branch secretary Onay Kasab announced yesterday that he would stand for NO2EU Yes To Democracy, a coalition of trade unionists, political groups and campaigning groups in the elections to oppose cuts to council public sector work and pay.

He said: "We are the only ones standing in these elections who oppose cuts and privatisation."

The British National Party (BNP) are expected to field eight candidates, including Michael Barnbrook, from Sidcup, who missed winning the East Wickham by-election by eight votes.

The Jury Team, "political movement created with the goal of making politics more accessible", is expected to field candidates including Reza Tabrzi, an Iranian who said: "Politics needs more real, honest people who care. I am real. I am honest. I care."

A New Dawn for Eastern Europe expects to put candidates up for election as well as the English Democrat Party.

London regional European elections are due to be held next year.

jules.cooper@archant.co.uk

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