Election candidates confirmed: here's who will be fighting for the Scarborough and Whitby seat on December 12

The four candidates who will fight it out to be the MP for Scarborough and Whitby on December 12 have been confirmed.

By Carl Gavaghan, Local Democracy Reporting Service
Thursday, 14th November 2019, 4:27 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th November 2019, 4:32 pm
Election candidates have been confirmed.
Election candidates have been confirmed.

Conservative Robert Goodwill has been the area’s MP since 2005 and was re-elected in 2017 with a majority of 3,435 over Labour, represented in this election by Whitby local Hugo Fearnley.

Robert Lockwood will once again be the Liberal Democrat candidate after getting 1,354 votes two years ago.

Whitby town councillor Lee Derrick is the Yorkshire Party candidate.

Neither the Green Party or UKIP have fielded candidates.

The Brexit Party had announced a candidate for the seat but confirmed on Monday it was withdrawing its nominee.

The full list of General Election candidates is as follows:

Lee Derrick – Yorkshire Party: Speaking up for Yorkshire

Hugo Fearnley – Labour Party

Robert Goodwill – The Conservative Party

Robert Lockwood – Liberal Democrats

The deadline for registering to vote is 11.59pm on Tuesday November 26.