26 candidates fight Davis by-election

POLLING takes place tomorrow in the East Yorkshire constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, a by-election forced by former shadow home secretary David Davis who resigned to stand on policies opposed to 42 days of detention without charge and also the UK's increasing surveillance society.

Graham Dines

POLLING takes place tomorrow in the East Yorkshire constituency of Haltemprice and Howden, a by-election forced by former shadow home secretary David Davis who resigned to stand on policies opposed to 42 days of detention without charge and also the UK's increasing surveillance society.

A record 26 candidates have joined the bun fight, but Labour and the Liberal Democrats are not among them. Labour said it would not play Davis's game while the Lib Dems support the stand taken by Davis.

The full list of candidates is:


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Grace Astley (Independent), David Bishop (Church of the Militant Elvis Party), Ronnie Carroll (Make Politicians History), Mad Cow-Girl (Official Monster Raving Loony Party), David Craig (Independent), Herbert Crossman (Independent), Tess Culnane (National Front), Thomas Darwood (Independent), David Davis (Conservative), Tony Farnon (Independent), Eamonn Fitzpatrick (Independent), Christopher Foren (Independent), Gemma Garrett (Miss Great Britain Party), George Hargreaves (Christian Party), Hamish Howitt (Freedom 4 Choice), David Icke (Indepndent), John Nicholson (Independent), Shan Oakes (Green Party), David Pinder (The New Party), Joanne Robinson (English Democrats), Jill Saward (Independent), Norman Scarth (Independent), Walter Sweeney (Independent), Christopher Talbot (Socialist Equality Party), John Upex (Independent), Greg Wood (Independent).

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