East Yorks candidate fights on two fronts


Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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An East Yorkshire general election candidate faces juggling jobs if he wins his forthcoming ballots.

Labour’s Kevin Hickson has promised he will move to the region should he become the East Yorkshire constituency’s MP.

But Crewe Town Council’s leader also said he will see out his time as a councillor there should he get re-elected on Thursday. In addition he is running for the Wrenbury ward in Cheshire East’s borough council elections.

Mr Hickson said in his general election literature that, if successful, he would reside in East Yorkshire and stick up for the area with all his heart.

The bespectacled politics lecturer told the Crewe Chronicle, however, that he still wishes to run his full term representing Crewe if elected. Mr Hickson, who has family and property in Crewe, pledged to represent both parts of the country and avoid the prospect of any “costly” by-election.

The matter could be taken out of Mr Hickson’s hands, however. East Yorkshire is considered a safe Conservative seat and is currently occupied by Greg Knight.

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Published: Thursday 7th May 2015 by The News Editor

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