Reform UK has revealed its parliamentary candidates for the next general election in and around Southampton

Trecious Chitsika will be contesting Royston Smith's constituency of Southampton Itchen, whilst John Edwards will run for Alan Whitehead's seat of Southampton Test. 

Ms Chitsika has been the director of her own Southampton care business for 18 years and is originally from Zimbabwe.

She is a mother and studied at Hertfordshire University with a keen interest in walking, writing and cooking.

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Mr Edwards is a self-employed landscape gardener and moved from London 35 years ago to Maybush.

He says he is standing for election as there has been "no improvement in the lives of people" and the "standard of living continues to deteriorate".

Clare Fawcett is due to contest Eastleigh, with Kevan Chippindall-Higgin running in Fareham and Waterlooville.