Bishop Auckland candidates for the General Election 2024

The centre of Bishop Auckland
-Credit: (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

Bishop Auckland was one of the seats that caught the headlines in 2019 when the area elected a Conservative MP for the first time.

Dehenna Davidson was tipped as a rising star of the Tory party after being elected at the age of 26. She became a Levelling Up Minister but has opted to leave frontline politics after just a single term.

Labour will be looking to win back the seat with union activist Sam Rushworth while the Conservatives have selected small business owner Jane MacBean, who was previously a councillor in Buckinghamshire.

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Bishop Auckland is a mostly rural seat that includes the market towns of Bishop Auckland and Barnard Castle, boundary changes have seen it gain Tow Law and Crook.

Here are the Bishop Auckland candidates for the General Election in 2024:

Rhys Burriss - Reform

Helen Cross - Liberal Democrat

Sarah Hannan - Green

Jane MacBean - Conservative

Rachel Maughan - Transform Party

Sam Rushworth - Labour