Tories launch European election campaign in Northamptonshire

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Conservatives in Northamptonshire have launched their European Parliamentary elections campaign at Franklin’s Gardens in Northampton.

After the launch, Emma McClarkin MEP, unveiled a Conservative Party billboard nearby to the rugby stadium.

The event was attended by fellow Conservatives, MP Peter Bone and Police and Crime Commissioner Adam Simmonds and other Euro candidates Andrew Lewer, Rupert Matthews and Stephen Castens.

Ms McClarkin said: “As a Northamptonshire MEP for the last five years I know from experience we need change in Brussels.

“If you want real change, real results, and a real referendum on our future relationship with Europe you have to vote Conservative.”

The Labour candidates in the East Midlands are Glenis Willmott, Rory Palmer, Linda Woodings, Khalid Hadadi and Nicki Brooks.

Lib Dem candidates are Bill Newton Dunn, Issan Ghazni, Phil Knowles, George Smid and Deborah Newton-Cook.

UKIP are putting forward Roger Helmer, Margot Parker, Jonathan Bullock, Nigel Wickens and Barry Mahoney.

The election takes place on May 22.