Sunday, December 17, 2006

MPs selected as Labour candidates in new constituencies..

Labour parliamentary candidates were selected this weekend in two new constituencies created under redrawn boundaries in Manchester and Tyneside.

In Manchester, Barbara Keeley beat Ian Stewart in a ballot of members to become Labour's candidate in the new Worsley and Eccles South constituency.

Barbara was elected MP for Worsley at last year's General Election. Ian has been MP for Eccles since 1997. Both the Worsley and the Eccles seats disappear under Boundary Commission changes at the next General Election.

On Tyneside, David Clelland won the Labour nomination for the newly formed constituency of Gateshead. He has been MP for Tyne Bridge since 1985. He beat Sharon Hodgson, MP for Gateshead and Washington West since the 2005 General Election.

Tyne Bridge and the Gateshead and Washington West constituencies both disappear at the next General Election.

3 comments:

Andrea said...

Congratulations to Clelland and Keeley. Commiserations to Stewart (who has to face Blears now for the Salford and Eccles selection) and Hodgons.

A soft socialist said...

Big, big surprise about Stewart being beaten. Godd luck to him in finding another seat. Tho not Hazels!

Andrea said...

In Gateshead, it was moderately close...Clelland 138 votes, Hodgson 117 votes.