Meet the candidates: Washington and Sunderland West MP contenders bid for your vote in the General Election

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These are the five candidates hoping for your vote on June 8 in the Washington and Sunderland West constituency.

We asked all the would-be MPs for Sunderland to tell us why we should vote for them. We'll be publishing statements and any videos sent by candidates in the other consitutencies shortly. You can see the candidates for Houghton and Sunderland South here. Sunderland Central will follow soon.