Labour reveal their general election candidates for Norfolk and Waveney

Jo Rust, who will stand for Labour in North West Norfolk. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Jo Rust, who will stand for Labour in North West Norfolk. Picture: Matthew Usher.

Labour have revealed their slate of candidates in Norfolk and Waveney for next month's general election.

The party's sole Norfolk MP Clive Lewis, who represents Norwich South, officially launched his campaign to be re-elected at the weekend.

But the party has now named the candidates who will be standing for Labour in the other seats, as follows:

Broadland: Iain Simpson

Great Yarmouth: Mike Smith-Clare


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Mid-Norfolk: Sarah Simpson

North Norfolk: Stephen Burke

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North West Norfolk: Jo Rust

Norwich North: Chris Jones

South West Norfolk: Peter Smith

Waveney: Sonia Barker

Three of the candidates - Mike Smith-Clare, Stephen Burke and Chris Jones - are also standing in this week's elections for Norfolk County Council.

Peter Smith, Jo Rust and Chris Jones all ran in the 2015 general elections. Mrs Rust finished behind Conservative Henry Bellingham in North West Norfolk. while Mr Jones was second to Tory Keith Simpson in Broadland. He also stood as Labour's candidate in last year's police and crime commissioner election, coming second to Conservative Lorne Green.

Mr Smith came third in the 2015 parliamentary election for South West Norfolk, behind Conservative winner Elizabeth Truss and UKIP's Paul Smyth.

Other Norfolk candidates confirmed so far are:

Norwich North: Chloe Smith (Conservatives), Adrian Holmes (Green)

Norwich South: James Wright (Lib Dem), Richard Bearman (Green)

Great Yarmouth: Brandon Lewis (Conservative), Harry Webb (Green), Catherine Blaiklock (UKIP) Broadland: Keith Simpson (Conservative), Andrew Boswell (Green)

Mid-Norfolk: George Freeman (Conservative)

North West Norfolk: Henry Bellingham (Conservative)

South West Norfolk: Elizabeth Truss (Conservative)

North Norfolk: Norman Lamb (Lib Dem), James Wild (Conservative)

South Norfolk: Richard Bacon (Conservative), Catherine Rowett (Green)

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