The general election candidates hoping to win seats in Doncaster that do not live in the borough

Several candidates standing in the general election in Doncaster don’t live in the borough - with two of them living more than 150 miles away.

Monday, 9th December 2019, 1:18 pm
Updated Wednesday, 11th December 2019, 11:30 am

The Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats are fielding a number of candidates across Doncaster who aren’t local.

The furthest is Tory candidate Katrina Sale who lives 170 miles away in Dulwich in South London. She’s hoping to topple Ed Miliband in Doncaster North.

Roberto Weeden-Sanz, who is standing for the Conservatives in Doncaster Central, is from Barnet, North London 152 miles away.

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Several candidates standing in the general election in Doncaster don’t live in the borough - with two of them living more than 150 miles away.

All three of the Liberal Democrat candidates are not local to Doncaster.

Mark Alcock is registered to an address in Rochdale, Greater Manchester 50 miles away.

Two other Lib Dem candidates Paul Horton and Joe Otten, who are standing in Doncaster Central and Doncaster North respectively, both hail from the Sheffield Hallam constituency 20 miles away.

Candidates must give either their home address or their home constituency when they are nominated but there is no law than an MP must live in their constituency - or even in the UK.

In Tynemouth, Brexit Party candidate Ed Punchard is standing despite being registered as living 9,000 miles away in Fremantle, near Perth, Australia.

Conservative Doncaster Central candidate Roberto Weeden-Sanz said he spent some time as a child growing up in Bawtry and Leeds.

Doncaster North Conservative candidate Katrina Sale, said “I admit I don’t have any connections to Doncaster but I came to the constituency and I’ve fallen in love with the place.

“I love people and the reason I’m going into politics is because I care about the well being of all people.

“If I was lucky enough to be elected, I would move to the constituency the day after the election. I might not be from here but I would be a local MP for the majority of my term.”

The full list of candidates in all three of Doncaster’s constituencies can be seen here: