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”
  1. Some potentially controversial decisions from Labour on AWS.

    Stoke North and Dulwich were always guaranteed to be AWS, the odds of Labour replacing a retiring female MP with a man must be practically zero.

    It remains to be seen how local parties in Glenrothes, Blackburn and St Helens South react to all women short lists being imposed on them. I wonder if the conditions exist for a repeat of Blaenau Gwent 2005?

  2. Can the locals manage to get up a head of righteous indignation like the Welsh can though??

    Maybe the Scots could…

  3. I’m no fan of all women shortlists, but I wouldn’t have minded one in Aberavon if it meant the chances of Stephen Kinnock (rumoured or otherwise) were zero.

  4. “Can the locals manage to get up a head of righteous indignation like the Welsh can though??”

    No. Blaenau Gwent would not have happened without all the rose-tinted claptrap about it being the birthplace of Nye Bevan, hence the home town of the NHS, and for many years the seat of Michael Foot.

    St Helens tolerated Shaun Woodward being parachuted in so they’re used to it. Scottish selections are always the worst of the lot for backroom fixing.

  5. Glenrothes is likely the one of the three potentially giving less problems because a) they can keep calm ambitious local men with the promise/suggestion that Kilkardy will be Open if/when Gordon goes b) the council leader, a potential runner, is running in the Scottish Parliament byelection taking place next week.

  6. I’d have thought that Blackburn might be the more difficult, there must be a number of local Muslim men who fancied their chances. Jack Straw could have some work to do in order to keep a lid on things.

  7. Though if a local Asian male is so pissed off about AWS that they stand as an independent, they don’t stand any chance of winning Blackburn, as the still quite sizeable WWC Labour vote won’t support them. It requires a more homogeneous seat for a Blaenau Gwent to happen.

  8. HH – that’s very true. Incidentally didn’t Labour supporters (perhaps I read it in O’Farrell’s “Things Can Only Get Better”) used to always laugh/remark at silly names of Tories at some Counts? Looking at the list above, I think a few will be laughing at Labour PPCs. Bristol West has to be my favourite upto now.

  9. It’s good to see Rob Marris bidding to make a comeback. He became a good Parliamentarian very quickly. Mike O’Brien too. Thurrock; Wirral West should be decent female contests!

  10. Jack Straw said AWS is the right decision

    Blackburn Council Leader Kate Hollern is considering running and she could be the early frontrunner.
    Hyndburn deputy leader Clare Pritchard is also reported as a potential runner by Lancashire Telegraph. Pritchard got some national media exposure last year because she stood in the CC elections against her father (an Independent Cllr).

    As for male (former) hopefuls the local paper singled out the CLP Secretary (who has taken it pretty well given his quote) and Shahid Malik who was reported as sniffing around the seat.

    St Helens local paper suggests Marie Rimmmer…she was the woman kept out by NEC from 2001 shortlist. Last year, she was ousted as council leader by a Cllr working for Woodward. We thought it was the end of an era in St Helens Labour (she has been group leader on and off since the 80s. She’s already 67 though.
    Party insiders quoted by local press expects some “London based women with family ties to St Helens” to join the race.

  11. “used to always laugh/remark at silly names of Tories at some Counts? I think a few will be laughing at Labour PPCs. Bristol West has to be my favourite upto now.”

    Matthew Pennycook (Greenwich and Woolwich) wins for me.

  12. Ah I wondered what had happened to Shahid Malik. He always struck me as a dodgy character. Lorna Fitzsimons was on NW Tonight the other day re Rochdale’s textile industry. Do you know if she applied last time? I’m glad she didn’t though, as Simon D seems to be a great MP.

  13. The PLP is much better off without Malik and Fitzsimons.

  14. Marie Rimmer would be an interesting choice and following Woodward the local party may feel it wants a locally-rooted left winger, Old Labour to the core. I think it would be a shame if Labour lost all of those figures.

  15. Neil – I agree. Merseymike – Marie must be 70 by now though? Elected in 1978!

  16. Richard Burgon selected for Leeds East.

  17. Scottish Labour has begun the process of selecting candidates for the constituency section of the 2016 Election.

    So far selected are:

    Edinburgh Central – Sarah Boyack
    Edinburgh Southern – Daniel Johnson
    Cumbernauld & Kilsyth – Mark Griffin
    Clydesdale – Claudia Beamish

    I will post more as and when I know of them.

  18. @shankly

    As SLAB has re-introduced the “twinning” system, were Cumbernauld & Kilsyth and Clydesdale paired together for selection?

    @Lancs Observer

    According to the local paper Rimmer is 66

    @Merseymike

    Rimmer has confirmed she’s standing for selection. The new council leader (the one who ousted her) has backed her in the bid

  19. Andrea

    Scottish Labour has picked 25 target seats they hope to regain and are going through the selection process with them first. They are using the twinning system for these seats but Im not sure about about the others.

    The constituencies are:

    Edinburgh Central & Edinburgh Southern
    Edinburgh Eastern & Midlothian North and Mussleburgh
    Linlithgow & Falkirk East
    Cumbernauld and Kilsyth & Clydesdale
    Glasgow Anniesland & Clydebank and Millngavie
    Glasgow Kelvin & Strathkelvin and Bearsden
    Glasgow Shettleston & Glasgow Cathcart
    East Kilbride & Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse
    Carrick, Cumnock and Doon Valley & Cunningham South
    Paisley & Renfrewshire North and West

    This was from a list I recieved last year and there may have been some changes.
    Aberdeen North was on its own
    Airdrie and Shotts was with Cumbernauld and Kilsyth & Clydesdale but I cant find any record of them selecting a candidate
    Dunfermline was twinned with Kirkcaldy but they have since had a by election.

  20. Labour has selected entertainment entrepreneur Michael Foster as PPC for Camborne and Redruth:

    http://www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Entertainment-entrepreneur-worked-Sacha-Baron/story-20506782-detail/story.html#axzz2rpQXVpcB

  21. Thanks Andrea. I meant to say she’d be 70 by the time of the General. Make that 68 though.

  22. I think they might well opt for Marie Rimmer ss an antidote to the Woodward years.
    It wouldnt be the first time. In Tower Hamlets 67 year old Mildred Gordon, a local long-time activist and left winger served I think two terms as MP?

  23. Mike Homfray – thanks. I hadn’t heard of her. She was elected aged 63 so she would indeed have been an OAP new MP. But I can’t find any others, so Marie Rimmer would set a record. Mildred Gordon apparently married two Trotskys. Indeed her second husband was Trotsky’s bodyguard!

  24. Was he the one who let the guy with the ice-pick though?

  25. Two more Holyrood selections tonight:

    Edinburgh Eastern – Kezia Dougdale
    Midlothian North and Mussleburgh – Bernard Harkins

  26. East Kilbride – Lizanne Handibode
    Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse – Jackie Burns

  27. shankly, many thanks for the twinning list.

    Margaret McCulloch (list MSP) tried unsuccessfully Hamilton, Larkhall and Stonehouse/East Kilbride selection.

    Kezia Dougdale (Ed East), Sarah Boyack (Ed Central), Mark Griffin (Cumbernauld & Kilsyth) and Claudia Beamish (Clydesdale) are all sitting list MSPs

  28. ildred Gorden was one amazing old-style hard left-winger. You could imagine her clubbing Mosleyites around the head on Cable St. Not my kind of left-wing in terms of politics, but the kind of figure politics misses these days.
    I hope Marie Rimmer gets selected, her being shunted aside for Shaun Woodward was an absolute disgrace. Interestingly,during the General Election at which Woodward was elected, it was the Tories who introduced what became a disasterous campign tactic for Labour in the Crewe and Nantwich byelection – the phoney butler stalker.

  29. Another two list MSPs selected for constituencies tonight.

    Paisley – Neil Bibby
    Renfrewshire North and West – Mary Fee

  30. Richard Garvie was selected for Wellingborough, earlier this month.

  31. Labour NEC organization subcommittee met yesterday to take some AWS/Open shortlist decisions….some decisions…

    Sheffield Heeley AWS
    Batley and Spen AWS

  32. Not surprised about Sheffield Heeley. They’re replacing a female MP and Meg Munn is very keen on female representation.

    Not sure how the Muslim population of Batley and Spen will react to an AWS.

  33. Batley and Spen is one of those seats that will proabably react in the wrong way to parachutists. Mike Wood held the seat partly because he was independently minded, so one wonders if an AWS was a good idea in what is still a marginal after all

  34. It will most likely ensure the selection of a white woman rather than an Asian male, and therefore prevent warring factions in the Asian communities from splitting the constituency party in what is notionally still a marginal. See West Ham.

  35. Would an Asian woman candidate in a seat with a large Asian population (suggesting a patriarchal culture) cause more divisions?

  36. Maybe, and it may also be quite difficult to find someone fitting the bill. I’m not sure how factionalised the muslim community is here, whether most people are from the same region etc.

  37. Very different demographics from West Ham, though. Look at the selection of Labour local election candidates in the seat in recent years. There’s not much evidence there of a strong community tinge to it.

  38. Two more selections for the Scottish Parliament tonight:

    Glasgow Anniesland – Bill Butler
    Clydebank & Milingavie – Gail Casey

  39. Butler got it over Des McNUlty (former MSP for Clydebank and Milingavie).
    Casey won it over list MSP Anne McTaggart (which is often considered one of the most “accidental” list MSPs of the new intake)

  40. Neil: “Would an Asian woman candidate in a seat with a large Asian population (suggesting a patriarchal culture) cause more divisions?”

    I guess it depends on which sub-division of “Asian” you refer to.

    Look at Feltham & Heston, for example – represented now by an Asian woman without any issues amongst the populace of the seat. But then this is a more Hindu/Sikh seat where there is perhaps less of an issue with female representation.

  41. Thought it was fairly obvious which sub-division I was referring to. I mentioned the Muslim factor in a post before that (on Batley and Spen). But you’re right should have mentioned it more clearly.

    The only Muslim woman candidate selected for 2015 is in Morecambe and Lunesdale. Not the most Muslim heavy constituency.

  42. Oh and also Rochester and Strood in Medway, Kent.

  43. There’s an Asian Labour candidate in Colne Valley, but I think she is from a Hindu background

  44. Richard Baker MSP has been selected for Aberdeen North Westminster constituency.

  45. “The only Muslim woman candidate selected for 2015 is in Morecambe and Lunesdale.”

    Not so – also Rupa Huq and Tulip Siddiq, both in London seats.

  46. Anybody have approximate figures on the kind of turnouts Labour have been getting in candidate selections in their safe and winnable seats?

    An article in Progress some weeks ago suggested it hasn’t been good, as low as 40% in some.

  47. ”An article in Progress some weeks ago suggested it hasn’t been good, as low as 40% in some.”

    That is a real shame if true. It’s a pity I feel that more associations cannot get enough supporters enthused to come and choose potentially their future MP.

  48. Agreed, it can’t be good for the democratic process if parties can’t get their members to engage in selecting their own candidates.

    And of course it will add weight to those calling for the introduction of primaries.

  49. Maybe the day will arrive when not holding an open primary is regarded as being slightly odd.

  50. Low turnout at selections could be because rank and file members may smell a stitch-up in favour of a particular candidate anyway, so won’t bother voting. It would be wrong, but understandable.

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