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Friday, January 27, 2006

Christian Party Contends By-Election

The by-election for the Dunfermline and West Fife constituency of the Westminster parliament, arising following the death of Labour MP Rachel Squire on 6 January, will be held on Thursday 9th February.

Nine candidates will compete, including George Hargreaves for the Scottish Christian Party.

Rachel Squire passed away at the age of 51 after a long battle against cancer. At the 2005 general election she gained 20,111 votes (47.4)%, giving her a 27.3% 11,500 vote majority on a 59.9% turnout.

The candidates for the by-election are:-
  • James George Hargreaves - Scottish Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship"
  • Catherine Stihler - Scottish Labour Party
  • Willie Rennie - Liberal Democratic Party
  • Douglas Chapman - Scottish National Party
  • Carrie Helen Ruxton - Scottish Conservative Party
  • John McAllion - Scottish Socialist Party
  • Thomas Minogue - Abolish Forth Bridge Tolls Party [National Alliance Against tolls (Scotland)]
  • Dick Rodgers - The Common Good Party
  • Ian Borland - United Kingdom Independence Party

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