Jarrow and Gateshead East candidates for the General Election 2024

Labour’s Kate Osborne, a former postal worker and union activist, is defending the seat that she won for the first time in 2019.

The majority of the new seat comes from the former Jarrow constituency, apart from the Cleadon and East Boldon ward. Areas of Gateshead have also been added, with Felling, Windy Nook and Whitehills all coming into the constituency. The seat has been held by Labour since 1935, and even in 2019 returned a majority of more than 7,000.

The Conservatives have selected Jack Gebhard, a former councillor in Northumberland who works for one of their MPs.

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Here are the Jarrow and Gateshead East candidates for the General Election in 2024:

Lynda Alexander - Reform

Mark Conway - Alliance for Democracy and Freedom ADF

Nic Cook - Green

Jack Gebhard - Conservative

Kate Osborne - Labour

Jamie Rickleton - Liberal Democrat