Green Party puts forward general election candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham

Green Party candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham Fiona McKenna with Ben Loryman who will be standing for the Greens in Lincoln. EMN-170405-091350001
Green Party candidate for Sleaford and North Hykeham Fiona McKenna with Ben Loryman who will be standing for the Greens in Lincoln. EMN-170405-091350001

The Green Party is putting forward a candidate to stand in the upcoming General Election in Sleaford and North Hykeham.

Fiona McKenna was selected by members at a meeting of Lincoln Green Party on Tuesday evening.

At last December’s by-election in the constituency the Green Party stood aside and supported Independent candidate Sarah Stock in her fight to save hospital services in Lincolnshire.

Fiona McKenna joins the four other major party candidates already named as standing: Caroline Johnson (Conservative), Jim Clarke (Labour), Ross Pepper (Liberal Democrat) and Sara Chadd (UKIP).

The Green Party also has a candidate standing in the Grantham and Stamford constituency (which covers some villages south and west of Sleaford), Rebecca (Becca) Thackray.

She joins as those already declared as standing there - MP Nick Boles (Conservative), Barrie Fairbairn (Labour), Anita Day (Liberal Democrats) and Marietta King (UKIP).

So far the Lincolnshire Independents have not officially announced their candidates for these constituencies.