The deadline has now passed for candidates to declare for the General Election, with the official line-up for the North East Herts constituency now confirmed.

Five candidates have been confirmed with the seat up for grabs, having been vacated by the retiring Sir Oliver Heald.

Nikki da Costa will look to keep the seat for the Conservatives with Chris Hinchliff confirmed as her Labour opponent.

Vicky Burt will be the Green Party candidate, while the Liberal Democrats have selected Ruth Brown.

Reform UK will be represented by Steve Adelantado.

The General Election takes place on Thursday, July 4 with results counted overnight.