Melton election candidate passes away

The late Anthony Watchorn, who was due to stand as an Independent in the Rutland and Melton constituency at the General Election, who has passed away EMN-191126-115012001
The late Anthony Watchorn, who was due to stand as an Independent in the Rutland and Melton constituency at the General Election, who has passed away EMN-191126-115012001
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Whissendine farmer, Anthony Watchorn, who was planning to stand in the Rutland and Melton consitituency at the General Election, passed away this morning (Wednesday).

Mr Watchorn, who was 69, had been campaigning as an Independent candidate for the election, which will be held in just two weeks time.

He was due to appear at a hustings event on Monday evening with the other five candidates.

Mr Watchorn’s sister Rosalind, told the Melton Times: “Anthony was taken to hospital yesterday afternoon and his condition got worse.

“He sadly passed away this morning at Peterborough Hospital.”

Mr Watchorn leaves a partner and three children.