General Election 2024: All the candidates for Solihull West and Shirley

-Credit: (Image: Darren Quinton/Birmingham Live)
-Credit: (Image: Darren Quinton/Birmingham Live)


The candidates for the new constituency of Solihull West and Shirley have been confirmed as incumbent Julian Knight returns to defend the seat. Mr Knight was previously elected as a member of the Conservative party but has been independent since December 2022.

He is contesting the General Election as an independent candidate. The seat was previously known as Solihull but boundary changes mean it now takes in Solihull East and Shirley as well as Dickens Heath, Monkspath and Blythe Valley Park.

Mr Knight has represented Solihull since 2015 when he won the constituency from then-incumbent Lorely Burt, of the Liberal Democrats.

For more information about candidates running in constituencies across the local area, you can see the Coventry candidates here; Rugby candidates here; Kenilworth and Southam here; Stratford-on-Avon candidates here; Warwick and Leamington candidates here; Meriden and Solihull East candidates here; and Solihull West and Shirley candidates here.

Full list of candidates for Solihull West and Shirley

Ade Adeyemo - Liberal Democrats

Deirdre Fox - Labour Party

Julian Knight - independent

Mary Ann McKenna - Reform UK

Max McLoughlin - Green Party

Neil Shastri-Hurst - Conservative and Unionist Party

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