Monday, 11 August 2008

Labour candidate steps forward

If you thought that the local political scene would quieten down now that the by-election and Cheshire East stuff has passed, well, your wrong. The local Labour Party has started the process to select a new candidate to fight Edward Timpson for the Crewe & Nantwich seat at the next general election. David Williams has decided to throw his hat into the ring. “I am committed to winning back Crewe & Nantwich for Labour. As an award winning trade union campaigner from the shop floor of Bentley’s, I have the local knowledge and national experience to be a first class representative for the constituency.”

Shortlisted in the selection to be Labour’s candidate for the recent by-election, Williams narrowly lost out to Tamsin Dunwoody. So you can expect a bit of sniping from the other parties who will suggest that Labour are ready to accept second best with Dunwoody deciding to stand aside this time. However, Dunwoody, who stood against Timpson back in May, is 100% behind Williams' bid. “I have known David for over 20 years, since he first came to help my mother in the 1987 General Election as a young trade union activist. He went on to be my mothers’ agent at the next election and I know she always rated David very highly."

The process to select a candidate will conclude on Friday 17th October 2008. Thoughts on David Williams as the Labour candidate? Is he the right man to take on Edward Timpson?

Crewe Blog Article

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