2021 Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election

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Event.png 2021 Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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Date2 December 2021

The 2021 Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election is scheduled to take place on 2 December 2021 following the death of the sitting member, James Brokenshire, who had been the MP for the constituency since 2010.[1]

Candidates

When nominations closed on 9 November 2021, it was announced that there were 11 candidates standing in the 2021 Old Bexley and Sidcup by-election:[2]

Christian Peoples Alliance

Carole Valinejad

Conservative

On 30 October 2021, Bexley councillor Louie French was chosen as the Tory candidate.[3]

English Democrats

Elaine Cheeseman

Green Party

John Rooks

Heritage Party

David Kurten

Labour

On 27 October 2021, it was reported that the Labour candidate would be chosen from an NEC-approved shortlist of four, all from London but only one of whom is from Bexley Borough.[4] This process ignored a rule change made at conference, giving the local CLP more power over candidate selection.[5] On 28 October 2021, Labour announced its candidate as Daniel Francis, a councillor for Belvedere, who was the Leader of the Labour Group on Bexley Council from 2017–2021.[6][7]

Liberal Democrats

Simone Reynolds

Official Monster Raving Loony Party

Mad Mike Young

Reform UK

On 29 October 2021, Reform UK announced that their leader Richard Tice would be their candidate.[8] On 4 November Richard Tice claimed the Tories are "clearly worried" ahead of the upcoming by-election contest in Old Bexley and Sidcup.[9]

Rejoin EU

On 2 December 2021, the Rejoin EU Party tweeted:"Don't waste your vote in #OldBexleyandSidcupbyelection when you can't change the result. Use it to send a message that you want to #RejoinEU and vote for @RichardHewison."[10]

UKIP

John Poynton

By-election eve

On 1 December 2021, Lewis Goodall tweeted:

Reminder of the 11 candidates in Old Bexley and Sidcup - a seat which has been Conservative (in its various iterations) since 1950.
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References

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