The 21 candidates in the running to become Stoke-on-Trent's newest MPs

Twenty-one candidates are in the running to be elected a Stoke-on-Trent MP. Voters across the Potteries' three parliamentary seats will be joining millions across the country in going to the polls at the general election on July 4.

Conservative, Labour, the Liberal Democrats, Reform UK and the Green Party have put forward candidates for all three Stoke-on-Trent seats, with a number of independents also standing.

Stoke-on-Trent's seats had been held continuously by Labour for decades, until the Conservatives won in Stoke-on-Trent South in 2017. The Tories went on to win all three seats in the Potteries in 2019, when the party enjoyed a clean sweep across Staffordshire.

Here are the candidates for each of the Stoke-on-Trent seats:

Stoke-on-Trent North

Karl Beresford - Reform UK

Jag Boyapati - Independent

Jonathan Gullis - Conservative

Josh Harris - Green

Lucy Hurds - Lib Dem

David Williams - Labour

Stoke-on-Trent Central

AliRom AliRom - Independent

Adam Colclough - Green

Navid Kaleem - Independent

Chandra Kanneganti - Conservative

Laura McCarthy - Lib Dem

Andy Polshaw - Independent

Luke Shenton - Reform UK

Gareth Snell - Labour

Stoke-on-Trent South

Michael Bailey - Reform UK

Jack Brereton - Conservative

Allison Gardner - Labour

Asif Mehmood - Independent

Carla Parrish - Independent

Alec Sandiford - Lib Dem

Peggy Wiseman - Green

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