A FORMER Staffordshire firefighter who was hailed a hero for tending to victims of the 7/7 London terrorist attacks and a veteran MP are among the candidates vying for seats in next month’s General Election.
Sir Bill Cash, who turns 77 next week, will be contesting his Stone and Cheadle constituency seat when voters go to the polls on June 8. He was first elected as an MP in 1984 and his reselection was announced yesterday,
Cheadle-born Sam Hale, who stood for election in his home town when he fought for the Stone constituency in the 2015 election, is once again bidding to win the seat for Labour.
Labour revealed its full list of General Election candidates for the West Midlands region yesterday.
Fighting for the Cannock Chase seat will be Paul Dadge, who was thrust into the world’s spotlight in 2005 when an image of him leading an injured woman in a mask to safety from Edgeware tube station following the London bombings was published.
Mr Dadge, of Hixon, said in 2015 that he was considering standing for election. A bid by the IT consultant to stand as an independent in a 2008 by-election failed when it was found two of his nominators in the Haltemprice and Howden seat didn’t live in the constituency, while another had also nominated someone else.
Conservatives Karen Bradley, Jeremy Lefroy and Amanda Milling, who have previously served as MPs for Staffordshire Moorlands, Stafford and Cannock Chase respectively, are bidding for a return to the House of Commons.
The Labour candidates for Staffordshire Moorlands and Stafford are David Mazzocchi-Jones and David Williams respectively.