Labour Candidates

The following seats have selected Labour candidates for the next general election:
Page last updated 29th Dec 2014

Aberavon - Stephen Kinnock (Labour majority 11039)
Aberconwy - Mary Wimbury (Conservative majority 3398)
Aberdeen North - Richard Baker (Labour majority 8361)
Aldershot - Gary Puffett (Conservative majority 5586, Lab in 3rd)
Aldridge-Brownhills - John Fisher (Conservative majority 15266)
Altrincham & Sale West - James Wright (Conservative majority 11595, Lab in 3rd)
Amber Valley - Kevin Gillott (Conservative majority 536)
Angus - Gerard McMahon (SNP majority 3282, Lab in 3rd)
Arfon - Alun Pugh (Plaid majority 1455)
Argyll & Bute - Mary Galbraith (Lib Dem majority 3431, Lab in 3rd)
Ashford - Brendan Chilton (Conservative majority 17297, Lab in 3rd)
Ashton Under Lyne - Angela Rayner (Labour majority 9094)
Aylesbury - Will Cass (Conservative majority 12618, Lab in 3rd)
Banbury - Sean Woodcock (Conservative majority 18227, Lab in 3rd)
Basildon & Billericay - Gavin Callaghan (Conservative majority 12338)
Basingstoke - Paul Harvey (Conservative majority 13176, Lab in 3rd)
Bath - Ollie Middleton (Lib Dem majority 11883, Lab in 3rd)
Batley & Spen - Jo Cox (Labour majority 4406)
Battersea - Will Martindale (Conservative majority 5977)
Beckenham - Marina Ahmad (Conservative majority 17784, Lab in 3rd)
Bedford - Patrick Hall (Conservative majority 1353)
Bermondsey & Old Southwark - Neil Coyle (Lib Dem majority 8530)
Berwick-upon-Tweed - Scott Dickinson (Lib Dem majority 2690, Lab in 3rd)
Beverley & Holderness - Margaret Pinder (Conservative majority 12987, Lab in 3rd)
Bexhill & Battle - Michelle Thew (Conservative majority 12880, Lab in 3rd)
Bexleyheath & Crayford - Stefano Borella (Conservative majority 10344)
Birmingham, Yardley - Jess Philips (Lib Dem majority 3002)
Blackburn - Kate Hollern (Labour majority 9856)
Blackpool North & Cleveleys - Sam Rushworth (Conservative majority 2150)
Bognor Regis & Littlehampton - Alan Butcher (Conservative majority 13063, Lab in 3rd)
Bootle - Peter Dowd (Labour majority 21181)
Boston & Skegness - Paul Kenny (Conservative majority 12426)
Bosworth - Chris Kealey (Conservative majority 5032, Lab in 3rd)
Bournemouth East - Peter Stokes (Conservative majority 7728, Lab in 3rd)
Bournemouth West - David Stokes (Conservative majority 5583, Lab in 3rd)
Bracknell - James Walsh (Conservative majority 15704, Lab in 3rd)
Bradford East - Imran Hussain (Lib Dem majority 365)
Bradford South - Judith Cummings (Labour majority 4622)
Braintree - Malcolm Fincken (Conservative majority 16121)
Brecon & Radnorshire - Matthew Dorrance (Lib Dem majority 3747, Lab in 3rd)
Brent Central - Dawn Butler (Lib Dem majority 1345)
Brentford & Isleworth - Ruth Cadbury (Conservative majority 1958)
Brentwood & Ongar - Liam Preston (Conservative majority 16921, Lab in 3rd)
Bridgwater & Somerset West - Michael Lerry (Conservative majority 9249, Lab in 3rd)
Brigg & Goole - Jacky Crawford (Conservative majority 5147)
Brighton, Kemptown - Nancy Platts (Conservative majority 1328)
Brighton, Pavilion - Purna Sen (Green majority 1252)
Bristol North West - Darren Jones (Conservative majority 3274, Lab in 3rd)
Bristol South - Karin Smyth (Labour majority 4734)
Bristol West - Thangam Debbonaire (Lib Dem majority 11366)
Broadland - Chris Jones (Conservative majority 7292, Lab in 3rd)
Bromley & Chislehurst - John Courtneidge (Conservative majority 13900, Lab in 3rd)
Bromsgrove - Tom Ebbutt (Conservative majority 11308)
Broxbourne - Edward Robinson (Conservative majority 18804)
Broxtowe - Nick Palmer (Conservative majority 389)
Burnley - Julie Cooper (Lib Dem majority 1818)
Burton - Jon Wheale (Conservative majority 6304)
Bury North - James Frith (Conservative majority 2243)
Bury St Edmunds - William Edwards (Conservative majority 12380, Lab in 3rd)
Caithness, Sutherland & Easter Ross - John Erskine (Lib Dem majority 4826)
Calder Valley - Joshua Fenton-Glynn (Conservative majority 6431)
Camborne & Redruth - Michael Foster (Conservative majority 66, Lab in 3rd)
Cambridge - Daniel Zeichner (Lib Dem majority 6792, Lab in 3rd)
Cannock Chase - Janos Toth (Conservative majority 3195)
Canterbury - Hugh Lanning (Conservative majority 6048, Lab in 3rd)
Cardiff Central - Jo Stevens (Lib Dem majority 4576)
Cardiff North - Mari Williams (Conservative majority 194)
Carlisle - Lee Sherriff (Conservative majority 853)
Carmarthen East & Dinefwr - Calum Higgins (Plaid majority 3481)
Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire - Delyth Evans (Conservative majority 3423)
Carshalton & Wallington - Siobhan Tate (Lib Dem majority 5260, Lab in 3rd)
Castle Point - Joe Cooke (Conservative majority 7632, Lab in 3rd)
Central Devon - Lynne Richards (Conservative majority 9230, Lab in 3rd)
Central Suffolk & Ipswich North - Jack Abbott (Conservative majority 13786, Lab in 3rd)
Ceredigion - Huw Thomas (Lib Dem majority 8324, Lab in 4th)
Charnwood - Sean Kelly-Walsh (Conservative majority 15029, Lab in 3rd)
Chatham & Aylesford - Tristan Osborne (Conservative majority 6069)
Cheadle - Martin Miller (Lib Dem majority 3272, Lab in 3rd)
Chelmsford - Chris Vince (Conservative majority 5110, Lab in 3rd)
Chelsea & Fulham - Alex Sanderson (Conservative majority 16722)
Chesham & Amersham - Ben Davies (Conservative majority 16710, Lab in 3rd)
Chichester - Mark Farwell (Conservative majority 15877, Lab in 3rd)
Chingford & Woodford Green - Bilal Mahmood (Conservative majority 12963)
Chippenham - Andy Newman (Lib Dem majority 2470, Lab in 3rd)
Chipping Barnet - Amy Trevethan (Conservative majority 11927)
Christchurch - Andrew Satherley (Conservative majority 15410, Lab in 3rd)
Cities of London & Westminster - Nick Slingsby (Conservative majority 11076)
City of Chester - Chris Matheson (Conservative majority 2583)
Clacton - Tim Young (Conservative majority 12068)
Cleethorpes - Peter Keith (Conservative majority 4298)
Clwyd West - Gareth Thomas (Conservative majority 6419)
Colchester - Jordan Newell (Lib Dem majority 6982, Lab in 3rd)
Colne Valley - Jane East (Conservative majority 4837, Lab in 3rd)
Congleton - Darren Price (Conservative majority 7063, Lab in 3rd)
Coventry North East - Colleen Fletcher (Labour majority 11775)
Crawley - Chris Oxlade (Conservative majority 5928)
Crewe & Nantwich - Adrian Heald (Conservative majority 6046)
Croydon Central - Sarah Jones (Conservative majority 2879)
Croydon South - Emily Benn (Conservative majority 15818, Lab in 3rd)
Dartford - Simon Thomson (Conservative majority 10628)
Daventry - Abigail Campbell (Conservative majority 19188, Lab in 3rd)
Derbyshire Dales - Andy Botham (Conservative majority 13866, Lab in 3rd)
Devizes - Chris Watts (Conservative majority 13005, Lab in 3rd)
Dewsbury - Paula Sherriff (Conservative majority 1526)
Dover - Clair Hawkins (Conservative majority 5274)
Dudley South - Natasha Millward (Conservative majority 3856)
Dulwich & West Norwood - Helen Hayes (Labour majority 9365)
Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale - Archie Dryburgh (Conservative majority 4194)
Dundee East - Lesley Brennan (SNP majority 1821)
Dwyfor Meirionnydd - Mary Griffiths Clarke (Plaid majority 6367, Lab in 3rd)
Ealing Central & Acton - Rupa Huq (Conservative majority 3716)
East Devon - Jessica Pearce (Conservative majority 9114, Lab in 3rd)
East Dunbartonshire - Amanjit Jhund (Lib Dem majority 2184)
East Hampshire - Alex Wilks (Conservative majority 13497, Lab in 3rd)
East Yorkshire - Kevin Hickson (Conservative majority 13486, Lab in 3rd)
Eastbourne - Jake Lambert (Lib Dem majority 3435, Lab in 3rd)
Eastleigh - Mark Latham (Lib Dem majority 3864, Lab in 3rd)
Eddisbury - James Laing (Conservative majority 13255, Lab in 3rd)
Edinburgh West - Cammy Day (Lib Dem majority 3803)
Ellesmere Port & Neston - Justin Madders (Labour majority 4331)
Elmet & Rothwell - Veronica King (Conservative majority 4521)
Enfield North - Joan Ryan (Conservative majority 1692)
Enfield, Southgate - Bambos Charalambous (Conservative majority 7626)
Epping Forest - Gareth Barrett (Conservative majority 15131, Lab in 3rd)
Epsom & Ewell - Sheila Carlson (Conservative majority 16134, Lab in 3rd)
Erewash - Catherine Atkinson (Conservative majority 2501)
Esher & Walton - Francis Eldergill (Conservative majority 18593, Lab in 3rd)
Falkirk - Karen Whitefield (Labour majority 7843)
Fareham - Stuart Rose (Conservative majority 17092, Lab in 3rd)
Faversham & Mid Kent - Michael Desmond (Conservative majority 17088, Lab in 3rd)
Filton & Bradley Stoke - Ian Boulton (Conservative majority 6914)
Finchley & Golders Green - Sarah Sackman (Conservative majority 5809)
Folkestone & Hythe - Claire Jeffrey (Conservative majority 10122, Lab in 3rd)
Forest of Dean - Steve Parry-Hearn (Conservative majority 11064)
Fylde - Jed Sullivan (Conservative majority 13185, Lab in 3rd)
Gainsborough - David Prescott (Conservative majority 10559, Lab in 3rd)
Gillingham & Rainham - Paul Clark (Conservative majority 8680)
Glenrothes - Melanie Ward (Labour majority 16448)
Gloucester - Sophy Gardner (Conservative majority 2420)
Gordon - Braden Davy (Lib Dem majority 6748, Lab in 3rd)
Gosport - Alan Durrant (Conservative majority 14413, Lab in 3rd)
Gower - Liz Evans (Labour majority 2683)
Gravesham - Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi (Conservative majority 9312)
Great Grimsby - Melanie Onn (Labour majority 714)
Great Yarmouth - Lara Norris (Conservative majority 4276)
Greenwich & Woolwich - Matthew Pennycook (Labour majority 10153)
Guildford - Richard Wilson (Conservative majority 7782, Lab in 3rd)
Halesowen & Rowley Regis - Stephanie Peacock (Conservative majority 2023)
Haltemprice & Howden - Edward Hart (Conservative majority 11602, Lab in 3rd)
Hampstead & Kilburn - Tulip Siddiq (Labour majority 42)
Harborough - Sundip Meghani (Conservative majority 9797, Lab in 3rd)
Harlow - Suzy Stride (Conservative majority 4925)
Harrogate & Knaresborough - Jan Williams (Conservative majority 1039, Lab in 3rd)
Harrow East - Uma Kumaran (Conservative majority 3403)
Harwich & North Essex - Edward Carlsson Browne (Conservative majority 11447, Lab in 3rd)
Hastings & Rye - Sarah Owen (Conservative majority 1993)
Havant - Graham Giles (Conservative majority 12160, Lab in 3rd)
Hazel Grove - Michael Taylor (Lib Dem majority 6371, Lab in 3rd)
Hemel Hempstead - Tony Breslin (Conservative majority 13406, Lab in 3rd)
Hendon - Andrew Dismore (Conservative majority 106)
Henley - Sam Juthani (Conservative majority 16588, Lab in 3rd)
Hereford & South Herefordshire - Anna Coda (Conservative majority 2481, Lab in 3rd)
Hertford & Stortford - Katherine Chibah (Conservative majority 15437, Lab in 3rd)
Hertsmere - Richard Butler (Conservative majority 17605)
Hexham - Liam Carr (Conservative majority 5788, Lab in 3rd)
High Peak - Caitlin Bisknell (Conservative majority 4677)
Hitchin & Harpenden - Rachel Burgin (Conservative majority 15271, Lab in 3rd)
Holborn & St Pancras - Keir Starmer (Labour majority 9942)
Hornchurch & Upminster - Paul McGeary (Conservative majority 16371)
Hornsey & Wood Green - Catherine West (Lib Dem majority 6875)
Hove - Peter Kyle (Conservative majority 1868)
Huntingdon - Nik Johnson (Conservative majority 10819, Lab in 3rd)
Ilford North - Wes Streeting (Conservative majority 5404)
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch & Strathspey - Mike Robb (Lib Dem majority 8765)
Ipswich - David Ellesmere (Conservative majority 2079)
Isle of Wight - Stewart Blackmore (Conservative majority 10527, Lab in 3rd)
Keighley - John Grogan (Conservative majority 2940)
Kenilworth & Southam - Bally Singh (Conservative majority 12552, Lab in 3rd)
Kensington - Rob Abouharb (Conservative majority 8616)
Kettering - Rhea Keehn (Conservative majority 9094)
Kingston & Surbiton - Lee Godfrey (Lib Dem majority 7560, Lab in 3rd)
Kingswood - Jo McCarron (Conservative majority 2445)
Lancaster & Fleetwood - Cat Smith (Conservative majority 333)
Leeds East - Richard Burgon (Labour majority 10293)
Leeds North West - Alex Sobel (Lib Dem majority 9103, Lab in 3rd)
Lewes - Lloyd Russell-Moyle (Lib Dem majority 7647, Lab in 3rd)
Lewisham, Deptford - Vicky Foxcroft (Labour majority 12499)
Lichfield - Chris Worsey (Conservative majority 17683, Lab in 3rd)
Lincoln - Lucy Rigby (Conservative majority 1058)
Loughborough - Matthew O`Callaghan (Conservative majority 3744)
Louth & Horncastle - Matthew Brown (Conservative majority 13871, Lab in 3rd)
Ludlow - Simon Slater (Conservative majority 9749, Lab in 3rd)
Macclesfield - Tim Roca (Conservative majority 11959, Lab in 3rd)
Maidenhead - Charles Smith (Conservative majority 16769, Lab in 3rd)
Maidstone & The Weald - Allen Simpson (Conservative majority 5889, Lab in 3rd)
Maldon - Peter Edwards (Conservative majority 19407, Lab in 3rd)
Manchester, Withington - Jeff Smith (Lib Dem majority 1894)
Meriden - Tom McNeil (Conservative majority 16253)
Merthyr Tydfil & Rhymney - Gerald Jones (Labour majority 4056)
Mid Bedfordshire - Charlynne Pullen (Conservative majority 15152, Lab in 3rd)
Mid Derbyshire - Nicola Heaton (Conservative majority 11292)
Mid Norfolk - Harry Clarke (Conservative majority 13856, Lab in 3rd)
Mid Sussex - Greg Mountain (Conservative majority 7402, Lab in 3rd)
Mid Worcestershire - Robin Lunn (Conservative majority 15864, Lab in 3rd)
Milton Keynes North - Emily Darlington (Conservative majority 8961)
Milton Keynes South - Andrew Pakes (Conservative majority 5201)
Mole Valley - Len Amos (Conservative majority 15653, Lab in 3rd)
Monmouth - Ruth Jones (Conservative majority 10425)
Montgomeryshire - Martyn Singleton (Conservative majority 1184, Lab in 4th)
Moray - Sean Morton (SNP majority 5590, Lab in 3rd)
Morecambe & Lunesdale - Amina Lone (Conservative majority 866)
Na h-Eileanan an Iar (Western Isles) - Alasdair Morrison (SNP majority 1885)
Neath - Christina Rees (Labour majority 9775)
New Forest East - Andrew Pope (Conservative majority 11307, Lab in 3rd)
New Forest West - Lena Samuels (Conservative majority 16896, Lab in 3rd)
Newark - Michael Payne (Conservative majority 16152)
Newton Abbot - Roy Freer (Conservative majority 523, Lab in 3rd)
North Devon - Mark Cann (Lib Dem majority 5821, Lab in 4th)
North Dorset - Kim Fendley (Conservative majority 7625, Lab in 3rd)
North East Bedfordshire - Saqhib Ali (Conservative majority 18942, Lab in 3rd)
North East Cambridgeshire - Ken Rustidge (Conservative majority 16425, Lab in 3rd)
North East Hertfordshire - Chris York (Conservative majority 15194, Lab in 3rd)
North East Somerset - Todd Foreman (Conservative majority 4914)
North Norfolk - Denise Burke (Lib Dem majority 11626, Lab in 3rd)
North Shropshire - Graeme Currie (Conservative majority 15828, Lab in 3rd)
North Somerset - Greg Chambers (Conservative majority 7862, Lab in 3rd)
North Swindon - Mark Dempsey (Conservative majority 7060)
North Thanet - Frances Rehal (Conservative majority 13528)
North Warwickshire - Mike O`Brien (Conservative majority 54)
North West Cambridgeshire - Nick Thulbourn (Conservative majority 16677, Lab in 3rd)
North West Leicestershire - Jamie McMahon (Conservative majority 7511)
North West Norfolk - Joanne Rust (Conservative majority 14810, Lab in 3rd)
North Wiltshire - Peter Baldrey (Conservative majority 7483, Lab in 3rd)
Northampton North - Sally Keeble (Conservative majority 1936)
Northampton South - Kevin McKeever (Conservative majority 6004)
Norwich North - Jessica Asato (Conservative majority 3901)
Norwich South - Clive Lewis (Lib Dem majority 310)
Nuneaton - Vicky Fowler (Conservative majority 2069)
Old Bexley & Sidcup - Ibby Mehmet (Conservative majority 15857)
Orpington - Nigel de Gruchy (Conservative majority 17200, Lab in 3rd)
Oxford West & Abingdon - Sally Copley (Conservative majority 176, Lab in 3rd)
Pendle - Azhar Ali (Conservative majority 3585)
Penrith & The Border - Lee Rushworth (Conservative majority 11241, Lab in 3rd)
Peterborough - Lisa Forbes (Conservative majority 4861)
Plymouth Sutton & Devonport - Luke Pollard (Conservative majority 1149)
Poole - Helen Rosser (Conservative majority 7541, Lab in 3rd)
Portsmouth North - John Ferrett (Conservative majority 7289)
Portsmouth South - Sue Castillon (Lib Dem majority 5200, Lab in 3rd)
Preseli Pembrokeshire - Paul Miller (Conservative majority 4605)
Pudsey - Jamie Hanley (Conservative majority 1659)
Putney - Sheila Boswell (Conservative majority 10053)
Rayleigh & Wickford - David Hough (Conservative majority 22338, Lab in 3rd)
Reading East - Matt Rodda (Conservative majority 7605, Lab in 3rd)
Reading West - Victoria Groulef (Conservative majority 6004)
Redcar - Anna Turley (Lib Dem majority 5214)
Redditch - Rebecca Blake (Conservative majority 5821)
Ribble Valley - David Hinder (Conservative majority 14769)
Richmond (Yorks) - Mike Hill (Conservative majority 23336, Lab in 3rd)
Richmond Park - Sachin Patel (Conservative majority 4091, Lab in 3rd)
Rochester & Strood - Naushabah Khan (Conservative majority 9953)
Rochford & Southend East - Ian Gilbert (Conservative majority 11050)
Romford - Sam Gould (Conservative majority 16954)
Romsey & Southampton North - Darren Paffey (Conservative majority 4156, Lab in 3rd)
Rossendale & Darwen - Will Straw (Conservative majority 4493)
Rugby - Claire Edwards (Conservative majority 6000)
Ruislip, Northwood & Pinner - Michael Borio (Conservative majority 19060)
Runnymede & Weybridge - Arran Neathey (Conservative majority 16509, Lab in 3rd)
Rushcliffe - David Mellen (Conservative majority 15811, Lab in 3rd)
Rutland & Melton - James Moore (Conservative majority 14000, Lab in 3rd)
Saffron Walden - Jane Berney (Conservative majority 15242, Lab in 3rd)
Salford & Eccles - Rebecca Long-Bailey (Labour majority 5725)
Salisbury - Thomas Corbin (Conservative majority 5966, Lab in 3rd)
Scarborough & Whitby - Ian McInnes (Conservative majority 8130)
Selby & Ainsty - Mark Hayes (Conservative majority 12265)
Sevenoaks - Chris Clark (Conservative majority 17515, Lab in 3rd)
Sheffield, Brightside & Hillsborough - Harry Harpham (Labour majority 13632)
Sheffield, Hallam - Oliver Coppard (Lib Dem majority 15284, Lab in 3rd)
Sherwood - Leonie Mathers (Conservative majority 214)
Shipley - Steve Clapcote (Conservative majority 9944)
Shrewsbury & Atcham - Laura Davies (Conservative majority 7944, Lab in 3rd)
Sittingbourne & Sheppey - Guy Nicholson (Conservative majority 12383)
Skipton & Ripon - Malcolm Birks (Conservative majority 9950, Lab in 3rd)
Sleaford & North Hykeham - Jason Pandya-Wood (Conservative majority 19905, Lab in 3rd)
Solihull - Nigel Knowles (Lib Dem majority 175, Lab in 3rd)
Somerton & Frome - David Oakensen (Lib Dem majority 1817, Lab in 3rd)
South Basildon & East Thurrock - Mike Le-Surf (Conservative majority 5772)
South Derbyshire - Cheryl Pidgeon (Conservative majority 7128)
South Dorset - Simon Bowkett (Conservative majority 7443)
South East Cambridgeshire - Huw Jones (Conservative majority 5946, Lab in 3rd)
South Leicestershire - Amanda Hack (Conservative majority 15524, Lab in 3rd)
South Norfolk - Deborah Sacks (Conservative majority 10940, Lab in 3rd)
South Northamptonshire - Lucy Mills (Conservative majority 20478, Lab in 3rd)
South Ribble - Veronica Bennett (Conservative majority 5554)
South Staffordshire - Kevin McElduff (Conservative majority 16590)
South Suffolk - Jane Basham (Conservative majority 8689, Lab in 3rd)
South Swindon - Anne Snelgrove (Conservative majority 3544)
South Thanet - Will Scobie (Conservative majority 7617)
South West Bedfordshire - Daniel Scott (Conservative majority 16649, Lab in 3rd)
South West Devon - Chaz Singh (Conservative majority 15874, Lab in 3rd)
South West Hertfordshire - Simon Diggins (Conservative majority 14920, Lab in 3rd)
South West Norfolk - Peter Smith (Conservative majority 13140, Lab in 3rd)
South West Surrey - Howard James Kaye (Conservative majority 16318, Lab in 3rd)
South West Wiltshire - George Aylett (Conservative majority 10367, Lab in 3rd)
Southampton, Itchen - Rowenna Davis (Labour majority 192)
Southend West - Julian Ware-Lane (Conservative majority 7270, Lab in 3rd)
Southport - Liz Savage (Lib Dem majority 6024, Lab in 3rd)
Spelthorne - Rebecca Geach (Conservative majority 10019, Lab in 3rd)
St Albans - Kerry Pollard (Conservative majority 2305, Lab in 3rd)
St Helens South & Whiston - Marie Rimmer (Labour majority 14122)
St Ives - Cornelius Olivier (Lib Dem majority 1719, Lab in 3rd)
Stafford - Kate Godfrey (Conservative majority 5460)
Staffordshire Moorlands - Trudie McGuinness (Conservative majority 6689)
Stevenage - Sharon Taylor (Conservative majority 3578)
Stirling - Johanna Boyd (Labour majority 8304)
Stockton South - Louise Baldock (Conservative majority 332)
Stoke-on-Trent North - Ruth Smeeth (Labour majority 8235)
Stone - Sam Hale (Conservative majority 13292, Lab in 3rd)
Stourbridge - Pete Lowe (Conservative majority 5164)
Stratford-on-Avon - Jeff Kenner (Conservative majority 11346, Lab in 3rd)
Stroud - David Drew (Conservative majority 1299)
Suffolk Coastal - Russell Whiting (Conservative majority 9128, Lab in 3rd)
Surrey Heath - Laween Atroshi (Conservative majority 17289, Lab in 3rd)
Sutton & Cheam - Emily Brothers (Lib Dem majority 1608, Lab in 3rd)
Sutton Coldfield - Rob Pocock (Conservative majority 17005)
Swansea East - Carolyn Harris (Labour majority 10838)
Tamworth - Carol Dean (Conservative majority 6090)
Tatton - David Pinto-Duschinsky (Conservative majority 14487, Lab in 3rd)
Taunton Deane - Neil Guild (Lib Dem majority 3993, Lab in 3rd)
Tewkesbury - Edward Buxton (Conservative majority 6310, Lab in 3rd)
The Cotswolds - Manjinder Singh Kang (Conservative majority 12864, Lab in 3rd)
The Wrekin - Katrina Gilman (Conservative majority 9450)
Thirsk & Malton - Alan Avery (Conservative majority 11281, Lab in 3rd)
Thurrock - Polly Billington (Conservative majority 92)
Tiverton & Honiton - Caroline Kolek (Conservative majority 9320, Lab in 3rd)
Tonbridge & Malling - Claire Leigh (Conservative majority 18178, Lab in 3rd)
Torbay - Su Maddock (Lib Dem majority 4078, Lab in 3rd)
Totnes - Nicky Williams (Conservative majority 4927, Lab in 3rd)
Truro & Falmouth - Hanna Toms (Conservative majority 435, Lab in 3rd)
Tunbridge Wells - Kevin Kerrigan (Conservative majority 15576, Lab in 3rd)
Twickenham - Nick Grant (Lib Dem majority 12140, Lab in 3rd)
Uxbridge & Ruislip South - Chris Summers (Conservative majority 11216)
Vale of Glamorgan - Chris Elmore (Conservative majority 4307)
Wantage - Stephen Webb (Conservative majority 13547, Lab in 3rd)
Warrington South - Nick Bent (Conservative majority 1553)
Warwick & Leamington - Lynnette Kelly (Conservative majority 3513)
Watford - Matt Turmaine (Conservative majority 1425, Lab in 3rd)
Waveney - Bob Blizzard (Conservative majority 769)
Wealden - Solomon Curtis (Conservative majority 17179, Lab in 3rd)
Weaver Vale - Julia Tickridge (Conservative majority 991)
Wellingborough - Richard Garvie (Conservative majority 11787)
Wells - Chris Inchley (Lib Dem majority 800, Lab in 3rd)
Welwyn Hatfield - Anawar Miah (Conservative majority 17423)
West Devon and Torridge - Mike Sparling (Conservative majority 2957, Lab in 4th)
West Dorset - Rachel Rogers (Conservative majority 3923, Lab in 3rd)
West Suffolk - Michael Jefferys (Conservative majority 13050, Lab in 3rd)
West Worcestershire - Daniel Walton (Conservative majority 6754, Lab in 3rd)
Westmorland & Lonsdale - John Bateson (Lib Dem majority 12264, Lab in 3rd)
Weston-Super-Mare - Tim Taylor (Conservative majority 2691, Lab in 3rd)
Wimbledon - Andrew Judge (Conservative majority 11408, Lab in 3rd)
Winchester - Mark Chaloner (Conservative majority 3048, Lab in 3rd)
Windsor - Fiona Dent (Conservative majority 19054, Lab in 3rd)
Wirral West - Margaret Greenwood (Conservative majority 2436)
Witham - John Clarke (Conservative majority 15196, Lab in 3rd)
Witney - Duncan Enright (Conservative majority 22740, Lab in 3rd)
Woking - Jill Rawling (Conservative majority 6807, Lab in 3rd)
Wokingham - Andy Croy (Conservative majority 13492, Lab in 3rd)
Wolverhampton South West - Rob Marris (Conservative majority 691)
Worcester - Joy Squires (Conservative majority 2982)
Worthing East & Shoreham - Tim Macpherson (Conservative majority 11105, Lab in 3rd)
Worthing West - Jim Deen (Conservative majority 11729, Lab in 3rd)
Wycombe - David Williams (Conservative majority 9560, Lab in 3rd)
Wyre & Preston North - Benjamin Whittingham (Conservative majority 15844, Lab in 3rd)
Wyre Forest - Matthew Lamb (Conservative majority 2643, Lab in 3rd)
York Outer - Joe Riches (Conservative majority 3688, Lab in 3rd)

Comments - 440 Responses on “Labour candidates”
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  1. Since the page has been updated (14th Feb), I believe hte only change has been Matthew Turmaine selected for Watford.

  2. Hertsmere rather stands out as being totally unwinnable. I wouldnt fancy Labours chances in a few others, but all are in some way marginal.

  3. Unlike the others listed Hertsmere is not a Labour target. I’m not sure why they selected so early.

  4. Labour have reselected Paul Clark for Gillingham & Rainham.

  5. Labour decisions on All Women Shortlists in upcoming selections

    14th February NEC Organization subcommitee meeting:

    Battarsea: Open shortlist
    Bermondsey & Old Southwark: Open
    Brent Central: Open
    Brentford & Isleworth: Open
    Finchley & Golders Green: Open
    Hendon: Open
    Ilford North: Open
    Ealing Central & Acton: AWS
    Enfield North: AWS
    Harrow East: AWS
    Hornsey & Wood Green: AWS
    Lewisham Deptford: AWS

    Stockton South: AWS

    Bury North: Open
    City of Chester: Open
    Manchester Whitington: Open
    Warrington South: Open
    Weaver Vale: AWS
    Wirral West: AWS

    Brighton Kempton: AWS
    Brighton Pavillion: AWS
    Hove: Open

    Kingswood: AWS
    Somerset NE: Open
    Plymouth, Sutton & Devonport: Open

    Aberconwy: AWS
    Arfon: Open
    Cardiff Central: AWS
    Cardiff North: AWS
    Carmarthen East & Dinefwr: Open
    Carmarthen West & South Pembrokeshire: AWS
    Preseli Pembrokeshire: Open
    Vale of Glamorgan: Open

    Birmingham, Yardley: AWS
    Dudley South: AWS
    Halesowen & Rowley Regis: AWS
    North Warwickshire: Open
    Nuneaton: AWS
    Stourbridge: Open
    Wolverhampton South West: Open

    12th march NEC committe meeting

    Amber Valley: Open
    Sherwood: Open
    Broxtowe: AWS
    Erewash: AWS

    Hampstead and Kilburn: AWS
    Croydon Central: AWS

    Blackpool North & Cleveleys: Open
    Burnley: AWS
    Lancaster & Fleetwood: AWS
    Morcambe & Lunesdale: AWS
    Pendle: Open
    Rossendale & Darwen: Open
    South Ribble: AWS

    Argyll & Bute: AWS
    Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale & Tweeddale: Open
    Dundee East: Open
    East Dunbartonshire: Open
    Edinburgh West: Open

    Rugby: AWS

    Bradford East: no decision made
    Brigg & Goole: AWS
    Calder Valley: Open
    Cleethorpes: Open
    Colne Valley: AWS
    Dewsbury: AWS
    Elment & Rothwell: AWS
    Keighley: Open
    Leeds North West: Open
    Pudsey: Open

  6. So far I’ve yet to come across a case where Labour have permitted an open selection in a seat where a female Labour MP is standing down.

    Should this be regarded as an impossibility?

  7. So Andrew Pelling isn’t going to be able to stand for Labour in Croydon Central then…

  8. A small correction: Broxtowe is Open, not AWS. This will allow Nick Palmer to re-stand. It makes more sense now

    @James

    if a female MP stands down, it is 99.999% of times an AWS.

  9. John – I could be wrong, but it could be that the Croydon Central Labour Party might still view Pelling with some suspicion. Some defectors don’t ever get a seat, like Alan Amos.

  10. Though Alan has been a Labour councillor on both Tower Hamlets and both Worcestershire, and Worcester City council – he is still on both councils there. He did stand for a Tory seat after his defection.

    However, he is probably unusual in that his defection was a genuine change of political stance – he is now firmly on the left of the Labour party, and is known as a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause.

  11. I wonder how the powers that be in the Labour Party decide that a particulat seat must have an AWS?

    What about if you end up with a very poor choice of candidate then what? We end up with poor MPs just to satisfy a criteria. I would also like to know when are Labur going to start advocating all black shortlists? or all Muslim shortlists? We could even have all gay shortlists as well.

    My personal view is that they should open up the seats to everyone rather than constantly trying to put people into a pidgeon hole. It’s the worst form of discrimination.

  12. Lbernard: “I would also like to know when are Labur going to start advocating all black shortlists? or all Muslim shortlists? We could even have all gay shortlists as well.”

    Well women make up just over half of the UK’s population, and yet the percentage of MPs who are female is far less than 50% – so it’s not particularly representative. Blacks, Muslims and gays don’t make up any more than 10% of the population combined, and I would think that the percentage of MPs who fit into one of those groups doesn’t differ much. While I have issues with AWS too, the reasons for their existence go beyond political correctness.

  13. It can be logically argued that if women are underrepresented in the Commons it’s entirely the fault of women voters themselves. Since they’ve comprised the majority of the electorate in every election since 1929 they have had it in their power to elect as many female MPs as they have liked, when you consider that anyone can stand for a constituency, So theoretically in every election since 1929 a “Female MP” candidate could have been nominated in each constituency and if female voters had voted en masse for that candidate they would have won in almost every constituency going back 84 years.

  14. “Women could have voted for other women” is a TAD sexist, no?

  15. If people want to influence how the Labour Party chooses its candidates, they’ll have to join the Labour Party. I certainly wouldn’t wish to influence the way other parties choose their candidates – it’s none of my business.

  16. I’m surprised at the amount of defeated Labour MPs recontesting their old seats in 2015 – particularly in so many seats that labour need to win

    History doesn’t exactly bode well in this respect, with I think only Bob Spink and Henry Bellingham successfuly recapturing their old seats for the Tories in 2001.

    Whilst most of the retreads on the list did have reputations as good constitency MPs, voters are understandably reluctant to back people they have already given the boot to

  17. “So far I’ve yet to come across a case where Labour have permitted an open selection in a seat where a female Labour MP is standing down”

    This did happen in 2001 in a few cases (Joan Lestor being replaced by Ian Stewart in Eccles, Tess Kingham being replaced by Parmjit Dhanda in Gloucester), Jon Cruddas replacing Judith Church in Dagenham, although I think at the time, AWS had been suspended.

    This also happened in 2005 when Tony Page replaced Jane Griffiths in Reading E, and once in 2010 when Margaret Moran was replaced by Gavin Shuker in Luton S.

  18. Labour reselections so far: (* = hasn’t yet been elected)

    Bob Blizzard (Waveney)
    David Drew (Stroud)
    Patrick Hall (Bedford)
    Sally Keeble (Northampton North)
    Anne Snelgrove (Swindon South)
    Sharon Taylor* (Stevenage)
    Daniel Zeichner* (Cambridge)
    Paul Clark (Gillingham & Rainham)

  19. @Matt

    yes, AWS weren’t used for 2001 GE.

    Joan Lestor-Ian Stewart was in 1997 (but I can’t recall when the selection took place. It’s relevant because AWS were declared out of law at one point before 1997 GE and the remaining selections were carried on with just Open contests.

    When a female MP retires, it’s usually an AWS because otherwise the number of women MPs would fall. However, it is now a written rule. There have been exceptions to the “tradition”.

    For ex in 2005 Dewsbury had Ann Taylor retiring and an open shortlist (probably to help an Asian candidate to be selected…but as it turned out to be Mr Malik, now they went for an AWS….).

    As you said, in 2010 we had Luton South…but also Crosby/Sefton Central (Claire Curtis Thomas replaced by Bill Esterson), Cumbernauld & Co (Rosemary McKenna replaced by Greg McClymont), Crowley (Laura Moffatt replaced by Chris Oxlade who then lost the seat), Warrington Southg (Helen Southworth replaced by Nick Bent who lost the seat), Burnley (Kitty Usher replaced by Julie Cooper who won from an open shortlist and then lost to the LDs) and Conwy/Aberconwy (Betty Williams replaced by Ronnie Hughes who then lost)

    Reading East 2005 is a special circumstance because Jane Griffiths lost the trigger ballot opening the selection to other contenders. In this case shortlists are always open.

  20. @ Matt and Andrea

    The type of situation I was thinking about is where an open shortlist might be permitted where a local party might want to consider an obvious candidate from another under represented group eg. a disabled or ethnic minority candidate. Don’t know how strong an argument this would be for an open selection.

  21. @James

    I believe that was the kind of argument put forward for Dewsbury pre 2005

    From Ann Black’s NEC report of December 2003:

    “Dewsbury, where Ann Taylor is retiring, was more contentious. We were told that the constituency is moribund and has no view, but there is a substantial ethnic minority population, unhappy about the war and flirting with the LibDems, who would desert Labour if barred from putting forward male candidates. Some of us felt this was not adequate, and the most likely outcome was a white man. And following the Alice Mahon argument, surely a woman should have replaced Ann Taylor. After much agonising the organisation committee voted for an open selection by the narrowest possible margin.”

    The thing is that we know the final decisions on shortlists but not the reasoning (if it exists) behind it! I suppose the regional party recommendations can take into consideration the aspect you mention.

  22. Article in the Guardian suggesting if it were not for AWS, Labour would have selected almost all men:

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/mar/15/labour-all-women-shortlists-election

  23. Regarding no decision have been made over Bradford E, there is also Bradford W and Huddersfield to consider.

    I would have thought at least one of the two Bradford seats would be AWS (likely local councillors Susan Hinchcliffe and Kaneez Akhtar), while Huddersfield would be Open (allowing Kirkless council leader Mehboob Khan to contest that nomination).

  24. @Tim Jones

    I don’t think we can learn very much from 2001, given how few gains the Tories made. In some cases it may be that the electorate don’t want them back, but several of the restanding MPs managed to overperform the national swing significantly in 2010, so they may well perform better than any other candidate could.

  25. With Nick Raynsford announcing he is retiring from Greenwich & Woolwich, there is speculation around his successor. According to LabourList:

    “It has yet to be decided whether the seat will be an open selection or Aws – nonetheless, Len Duvall – the leader of the Labour Group on the LGA – has said he’s interested in the seat. Other potential frontrunners for include local councillor Matthew Pennycook, and former CLP Vice-Chair and businessman David Prescott”

  26. Deirdre Wood?

  27. Thats a blast from the past – I would be surprised myself if she was a contender.

  28. Is she still a Labour member?

  29. I haven’t heard of her in years – in fact, pretty much since she lost Greenwich in 1987.

  30. Does anyone know if Labour have selected in Gloucester, S Basildon & E Thurrock and Crawley yet – I am sure I saw an article saying they had selected but cannot find any details of candidates.

  31. Gloucester will select on April 20th.

    The local paper wrote that “more than 20 hopefuls” applied and Dhanda was not one of them.

    If the article in question is the one talking about new AWS/Open shortlists being decided by the NEC, they reported Gloucester, S Basildon & E Thurrock and Crawley under “already selected”.
    But they actually meant that those 3 CLPs had already started the selection process (even if it was not concluded yet) and so the NEC already took a decision on their shortlists.

  32. and Gloucester also shortlisted today:

    David Purchase (Parmjit Dhanda’s former assistant)
    Sophy Gardner (former RAF commander; shortlisted in Rotherham, Feltham & Heston)
    Keir Dhillon (2001 GE Tewkesbury candidate, former SW National Policy Forum representative; previously shortlisted in Bristol NW)

  33. Thanks Andrea, I knew you would know 🙂

  34. I already posted in Brighton Pavillion thread but it didn’t show up among recent comments.

    However, the woman who lost Pavillion in 2010 is trying to get selected in Kemptown this time. The man who lost in Kemptown is switching his attentions to Hove (as it’s the only Open there).

    The 2010 candidate who lost Pudsey is almost trying to get re-selected.

  35. I’m trying to keep this spreadsheet up-to-date. It features candidates selected so far for the 2015 general election for all parties:

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0At91c3wX1Wu5dFkzTjFrRmJRN3F6ODBTTEs4NGFhcUE#gid=0

  36. “Sophy Gardner (former RAF commander; shortlisted in Rotherham, Feltham & Heston).”

    She’s nothing if not persistant (and widely travelled).

  37. No doubt she flies from seat to seat.

  38. Labour selecting for Wirral West on April 5th from an AWS.

  39. @Rob650

    As I understand it a lot of muslim men in Dewsbury feel ripped off by the AWS there. They are saying they should have a quota of 30 seats in Parliament.

  40. This of course is the danger of introducing the concept of quotas into the system: an ever-increasing number of groups start to demand that they too should be allocated a certain number of seats.

  41. I feel a bit sad for the Dewsbury Muslims. Many of them were Tory until John Major so outrageously betrayed the Bosnian Muslims

  42. If Dewsbury select a Kitty Ussher-type candidate, then I wouldn’t be surprised to see a local Muslim Independent challenger.

  43. It’s Sophy in Gloucester

  44. From “another place”, AndyAJS:

    Julia Tickridge is hoping to be selected for Labour in Weaver Vale:

    juliatickridge.co.uk/about/

    The same is true for Christine Quigley in Hornsey & Wood Green:

    christinequigley.co.uk/2013/04/19/christine-quigley-announces-campaign-for-hornsey-and-wood-green-labour-selection/

    “Labour on the hunt for Clegg challenger”:

    http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance/general-news/labour-on-the-hunt-for-clegg-challenger-1-5592247

    Read more: http://vote-2012.proboards.com/thread/749/parliamentary-selections-2010-15?page=35##ixzz2RDtK3YHx

  45. Matt, if you are interested, go at page 33 of that vote 2012 thread and there are some other partial info on Labour selections going on right now

  46. Thanks Andrea.

  47. He’s not a Labour candidate of course, but given his outrageous comments today about the Boston marathon bombings being a symptom of a need for ‘revenge’ against western “intervention”, just when is Ed Miliband going to have the guts to lance the boil that is Ken Livingstone and kick him out of the Labour Party once and for all?

  48. He will probably ignore it, just like he has ignored Ken’s various outbursts (and campaigning for Lutfur Rahman in Tower Hamlets) up til now.

  49. Wirral West Labour shortlist courtesy of Andrea:

    Sara Ibrahim from Chelsea & Fulham CLP
    Christine Spriggs from Birkenhead
    Margaret Greenwood (possibly from Liverpool – if this is the same one, then she is on record as wanting to scrap Trident:

    http://www.yourbritain.org.uk/agenda-2015/policy-commissions/health-and-care-policy-commission/21st-century-nhs-and-social-care-delivering-integration/margaret-greenwood

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