General Election 2024: Full list of candidates for Bath

There are no less than nine candidates who want your vote in Bath in the general election on July 4.

Wera Hobhouse — the incumbent Liberal Democrat MP for Bath — is standing for re-election, but there is a crowded field hoping to unseat her. As well as candidates from the Conservatives, Labour, and the Greens, both Nigel Farage’s Reform UK and George Galloway’s Workers Party have also fielded candidates in the city.

There are also multiple independents standing. Independent councillor for Westmoreland Colin Blakburn has thrown his hat into the ring. Meanwhile Bill Blockhead — who stood in 2019 on a platform of the UK leaving the solar system — is back to stand again. As is A.N.ON, who previously stood for election in 2010, getting 69 votes.

This is the first general election where voters will need to take an accepted form of photo ID with them to vote at a polling station. It is also the first election with new constituency boundaries, which have added rural areas to the north and east of Bath into the constituency.

If you are not yet registered to vote, you need to register to vote by June 18 here. You can sign up for a postal vote until 5pm on June 19 here or sign up for a proxy vote until 5pm on June 26 here.

There are 20 accepted forms of photo ID which you can show at a polling station when you vote. You can check that your ID is on the list, and you have until 5pm on June 26 to sign up for a Voter Authority Certificate if it is not, here.

Candidates nominated for Bath are:

  • A.N.ON

  • Workers Party: Matthew Alford

  • Labour: Dan Bewley

  • Independent: Colin Blackburn

  • Independent: Bill Blockhead

  • Reform UK: Theresa Hall

  • Liberal Democrat: Wera Hobhouse

  • Green: Dominic Tristram

  • Conservative: James Wright