PHUKET: Eight candidates have registered to contest Phuket’s sole seat in the Senate in the national election for the upper house to be held on March 30.

However, one application to enter the senatorial race was rejected by the Phuket Election Commission (PEC).

“The application filed by Siripong Luangchawee was rejected because he resigned as a member of the Pheu Thai Party only last year,” PEC Director Kittipong Thiengkunakrit explained.