Brexit Party candidates for district withdraw from election race
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The Brexit Party candidates for the Huntingdon and North West Cambridgeshire constituencies have been withdrawn from standing in the general election, following an announcement from Nigel Farage today (Monday).
David Blake had been due to contest the Huntingdon seat and Liam Round was set to stand for the North West Cambridgeshire seat.
However, Mr Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, said today his candidates would not contest seats won by Tories in 2017 - but candidates would still stand in Labour-held constituencies.
In 2017, Jonathan Djanogly was elected for the Huntingdon constituency, and Shailesh Vara for North West Cambridgeshire. Both have confirmed they will stand again.