Leighton Veale is standing for Labour in the forthcoming European elections. No relation. In fact, I’ve never heard of him before the Labour leaflet came through the door this week (he’s on the right in the pic; don't know the shifty geezer in the middle). His day job is as a councillor for a London Borough.
He’s fourth on the list for Labour, which means that, barring a Labour landslide (v unlikely) he won’t get elected; there are only four MEPs being selected altogether.