Southend West: Nine candidates to contest Sir David Amess seat

By Searchlight Team

A total of nine candidates will contest a by-election in Southend West following the death of Sir David Amess.

As well as the Conservative candidate there will be two independents, and representatives from the Freedom Alliance, English Democrats, Heritage Party, UKIP, the English Constitution Party, and the Psychedelic Movement.

The vote takes place on 3 February. The other main parties have stood aside as a mark of respect for Sir David.

See the full list of candidates including Jeyda Fransen standing as an Independent on the BBC website here