Favoured Conservative Candidate for NE Mayor resigns


Category: North East

North East businessman, Jeremy Middleton declared his intention to run for the new North East mayoralty in February as the Conservative nomination, and was assumed to secure the nomination as “a two-times Parliamentary candidate in the North East, a five-times council candidate in Newcastle and former Chairman of the National Conservative Convention”. However, this week the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reported that Middleton has left the Conservative Party after becoming “disillusioned with Westminster squabbles”, and will instead run as an independent candidate.

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