Burnley's parliamentary candidates announced

Five candidates have lined up to stake their claim to become Burnley's next MP.

Thursday, 11th May 2017, 4:33 pm
Updated Friday, 12th May 2017, 2:26 pm
Voters will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8th.

The borough's last elected MP, Labour's Julie Cooper, will be defending her seat against the challenge of former Burnley MP, Lib Dem Gordon Birtwistle, who many believe will be her closest rival.

The Conservatives have chosen Pendle councillor Paul White as their candidate, while the Green Party is putting forward Laura Fisk.

Tom Commis will represent the UK Independence Party..

The nation will go to the polls on Thursday, June 8th.