Labour chooses Hull West and Barnsley East candidate

HESSLE TOWN councillor Emma Hardy has been selected to be Labour’s candidate in Hull West and Hessle following Alan Johnson’s decision not to run.

Ms Hardy, a member of Labour’s national policy forum, was chosen ahead of David Prescott, the son of former deputy prime minister Lord Prescott, who was widely expected to be selected.

She said: “It is a huge honour to be selected as Labour’s candidate for my home seat – the place I love so much and care so deeply about.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/labour-chooses-hull-west-candidate-1-8514129

News Update: News has come in indicating Tom Watson’s girlfriend, Steph Peacock, has been chosen for Barnsley East!

Hull West and Hessle and Barnsley East candidates selected

Local councillor Emma Hardy has been selected to contest the Hull West and Hessle seat, and Steph Peacock, a regional officer for the GMB, has been chosen to contest the Barnsley East seat.

The Barnsley seat was vacated when former shadow cabinet minister Michael Dugher’s decision to leave parliament, and former home secretary Alan Johnson was the incumbent in Hull.

Read on… http://labourlist.org/2017/04/hull-west-and-hessle-and-barnsley-east-candidates-selected/

Labour selects candidate to defend Michael Dugher’s Barnsley East seat

Union official Stephanie Peacock has been successful in her bid to become Labour’s candidate in Barnsley East.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/labour-selects-candidate-to-defend-michael-dugher-s-barnsley-east-seat-1-8514556

Labour select candidate for Barnsley East General Election seat

Union official Stephanie Peacock has been successful in her bid to become Labour’s candidate in Barnsley East.

It follows the decision of incumbent Labour MP Michael Dugher not to stand for re-election in June 8.

Read more at: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/labour-select-candidate-for-barnsley-east-general-election-seat-1-8514577

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9 Responses to Labour chooses Hull West and Barnsley East candidate

  1. Paul says:

    Another stitch up and parachute.

    This is a disgrace taking the people of Barnsley for mugs stand has old labour Watson is arrogant local people have been disregarded there must be many local tykes livid with this

  2. Real labour says:

    Shes from west mids.
    But tom Watson is knocking the young girl off.

    Another sordid stitch up and undermines local candidates.

  3. West brom says:

    Watson dirty deeds again. Squalid.

    Sleeping partner

  4. Bent says:

    Best put that one to bed.

  5. Colin Tawn says:

    The article reads that Emma is a Hessle Town councillor.
    In what way is this a ‘stitch up’?

  6. Albion says:

    So much for respecting the local party, another hand picked candidate foisted on the Labour voters of Barnsley East.

    How about a local independent Labour candidate?

    Ged could stand.

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