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. That sounds all too common, and in a way makes some of these ‘selection processes’ decidedly unauthentic. You’ll get this favouritism towards one individual in some nailed-on safe Labour seats I guarantee you, and that is a bad thing, but if it is true it says a lot about people having a candidate that they don’t even want to be their MP- that’s the biggest hypocrisy in my view.

  2. Figures I know

    Bermondsey and Old Southwark: 222 votes cast
    Brighton Kemptwon: 174
    Bristol South: 143
    Cardiff North: 218 (final round, so probably some untransferable votes lost during the count and so an higher turnout figure)
    Elmet and Rothwell: 160
    Lancaster and Fleetwood: 137
    Leeds East: 316
    Lawisham Deptford: 336
    Norwich North 121
    Weaver Vale 127 (final round)
    Greenwich and Woolwich: 429
    Aberavon: 211 (final round)

    How many eligible members did those CLPs had at the time of selection? I don’t know

    it’s the membership figure from 2013 conference. You can deduce them from delegates “weighting” at CAC/NCC election

    Bermondsey and Old Southwark: 578
    Brighton Kemptwon: 345
    Bristol South: 284
    Cardiff North: 411
    Elmet and Rothwell: no delegate (321 in 2010)
    Lancaster and Fleetwood: 307
    Leeds East: 410
    Lawisham Deptford: 707
    Norwich North 234
    Weaver Vale no delegate (231 in 2010)
    Greenwich and Woolwich: 788
    Aberavon: no delegate (367 in 2010)

    So yes, turnout is around 50%. Leeds East had a hight turnout. It was a very hard fought contest (even if it wasn’t so close in the end) but some others (Greenwich for ex) were hard fought but still below 55%.

  3. Thanks Andrea, most interesting.

    Even in Labour held constituencies such as Bristol South, Greenwich & Woolwich and Lewisham Deptford where the winner of the selection is practically guaranteed a seat for life, turnout only hovered around 50%.

    I can only see the voices calling for primaries getting louder.

  4. Open shortlist for Ellesmere Port.
    AWS for Stirling

  5. Mike Robb has been selected as the candidate for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey.

  6. shankly

    do you know who has been selected for Holyrood’s Airdrie & Shotts? I see Pamela Nash posted the pic of the candidate but she didn’t name it and I couldn’t recognize him

  7. Andrea

    According to Karen Whitfield on twitter, Tom Porter has been selected but I havent seen it verified anywhere else.

  8. Thanks Shankly

  9. Lesley Hinds has been selected for Edinburgh Northern & Leith in the 2016 Scottish elections, Malcolm Chisholm is retiring.

  10. Marie Rimmer Lab Cand. for St Helens South & Whiston
    (twitter):-
    Anna Hutchinson ‏@anna_seven ·6 hrs
    Congratulations to Marie Rimmer on being selected as Labour candidate for St Helens South & Whiston @LabourNorthWest

    BR

  11. David Mellen Labour cand. for Rushcliffe.
    (twitter)
    david mellen ‏@CllrDavidMellen ·20 hrs
    Proud to be selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Rushcliffe this evening. Thanks for your trust Labour members

    No news yet of this on the local Rushcliffe Lab web site.
    BR

  12. Dr Darren Paffey Lab PPC for Romsey & Southampton North.
    (twitter)
    ProgressOnline ‏@ProgressOnline ·Apr 7
    Congratulations to @darrenpaffey, newly selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Romsey & Southampton North.

    Darren Paffey is Cllr on Southampton CC, & lecturer at Southampton uni.

    BR

  13. Jeff Kenner sel. as Lab candidate for Stratford on Avon.
    (twitter)
    Andrew Foster ‏@andrew4alcester ·4 hrs
    In @JeffKenner1 Labour has an excellent parliamentary candidate in Stratford-on-Avon. Looking forward to the campaign. Well done Jeff!

    Jef K is cllr on Stratford onA DC.

    BR

  14. Deborah Hopkins cand. for St Austell and Newquay suspended from Lab Pty due to offensive tweets.

    http://www.cornishguardian.co.uk/Labour-axes-St-Austell-Newquay-MP-candidate/story-20953255-detail/story.html#ixzz2ylCMTGm6

    BR

  15. Mary Griffiths Clarke sel at Lab PPC for Dwyfor Meirionnydd.
    (twitter)
    Mary GriffithsClarke ‏@marygwengriff ·18 hrs
    Proud and honoured to be #Labour PPC for #DwyforMeirionnydd. Thanks to everyone for your support. #Diolch o galon.

    BR

  16. Laura Booth Labour cand. for Hazel Grove. Cllr on Stockport Met Cncl.

    (twitter)
    Cllr Laura Booth ‏@OffertonLabour ·46 mins
    Absolutely delighted and very proud to have been selected as parliamentary candidate for Hazel Grove. Labour 2015

    BR

  17. Labour candidates from Labour National web site:-
    http://www.labour.org.uk/candidates
    (New since 1/4/14 & not in posts above)

    Bury St. Edmunds William Edwards
    Charnwood Sean Kelly-Walsh
    Ludlow Simon Slater
    Worcestershire West Daniel Walton

    BR

  18. Cllr Scott Dickinson selected in Berwick

  19. Frank McAveety and Soryia Siddique have been selected for the Glasgow Shettleston and Cathcart seats respectively for Holyrood 2016 election.

  20. Thanks Shankly. Do you know if Hanzala Malik MSP went for selection there? He used to represent Hillhead at council level, so he can try Kelvin. I suppose Drew Smith MSP will also go after Kelvin nomination

  21. Sorry Andrea, I dont know who the other candidates were.

  22. Louis Haigh selected for Sheffield Heeley (Meg Munn’s current, soon to be former constituency). She beat 3 other candidates on an all woman shortlist.

  23. Boyd officially adopted by Stirling CLP. She was the only applicant.

    NEC Organization Sub-Committee met and decided

    Great Grimsby: AWS
    Cynon Valley: AWS
    Swansea East: AWS
    Ashton under Lyne: AWS

    Salford and Eccles decision delayed. The committee tied and final decision will go to full NEC. Mind you, almost all NEC members, except 3-4, are already sitting in the organization sub-committee

    The Salford delay is quite interesting given that CLP with a female MP retiring usually get an AWS regardless of their will

  24. Extremely unwise to give UKIP that kind of ammunition in Grimsby.

  25. Melanie Ward has been selected for Glenrothes in 2015 election.

  26. Echo Joe R’s point on Grimsby. Labour doing themselves no favours by imposing an AWS in an area where UKIP poses a very real threat.

  27. Any news on Filton and Bradley Stoke? I would have thought it would be a seat they would want to select relatively soon.

  28. AWS also for Salford and Eccles

  29. 2016 Scottish Parliament elections:

    Labour today selected Carol Mochan to stand in Carrick, Cumnock & Doon Valley and Joseph Cullinane in Cunningham South.

  30. Not sure if it was announced on here or on the relevant constituency page, but it turns out Labour selected their candidate for Welwyn Hatfield back in March. He goes by the name of Anawar Miah who is a barrister and lives in Hatfield.

  31. It’s on my candidates’ list I think.

  32. Thanks Shankly

    Cullinane defeated list MSP Graeme Pearson while Mochan beat former MSP Irene Oldfather

  33. Andrea, this is my area, Im impressed, you know your stuff!

  34. Andrea is very knowledgeable & ahead of the game on selections etc.

  35. Another couple of selections for Holyrood today:

    Edinburgh Western – Cat Headley
    Edinburgh Pentlands – Blair Heary

  36. In addition to candidates shown in AJS spreadsheet dated 7/7/14, the following extras are listed on Main Labour Web site (http://www.labour.org.uk/candidates ) :-

    Ellesmere Port and Neston Adrian Heald
    Kenilworth and Southam Bally Singh
    Moray Sean Morton
    Sussex Mid Greg Mountain

    (There seems to be a change from Justin Madders to Adrian Heald for Ellesmere Port. ?? )

    BR

  37. Looks like a mix up on the labour.org site between Justin Madders & Dr Adrian Heald. (they are adjacent entries in list).

    Ellesmere Port and Neston is Justin Madders

    Crewe & Nantwich is Dr Adrian Heald.

    See http://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/ellesmere-port-neston-labour-selects-7239481 For Justin Madders.
    See
    h
    ttp://www.dradrianheald.com/ for Dr Adrian Heald.

    BR

  38. Really can’t understand why some think we should junk our AWS for Grimsby just because of UKIP.

    We all know the kippers oppose gender equality, especially in the field of employment. If they are offended by our AWS policy then let them bring it on and see if they can take the seat from us.

    They will fail. Because they won’t win any seats.

    Women are massively unrepresented in parliament. We have every right to try and change it and if people don’t agree with us then let them defeat us at the ballot box.

    This is supposed to be a democracy.

  39. ^^^ I would add that if the UKIP brigade had their way we would still have only 9% of MPs being female, the same as twenty years ago.

  40. There is no such thing as positive discrimination.

  41. It’s possible female MPs could reach 200 next year.

  42. The exemption for AWS is just another part of the Equalities Act which needs repealing, no matter how much Harriet Harman complains about it.

    I thought we’d moved on from this kind of petty feminism.

  43. I don’t think the way we select our candidates has anything to do with you. If you don’t like it don’t vote for us.

    Incidentally, only around 22% of MPs are currently women. Why does trying to increase that figure a little nearer towards 50% count as ‘feminism’?

    Also why does the prospect of greater gender equality frighten you so much?

  44. I am proud to be a feminist, having an equal number of mps from both genders does not bother me at all.

    Having a role that is not open to men is clearly sexist and should be illegal. It is discrimination, plain and simple and downright insulting and belittling to women.

  45. I’m with Joe on this. It doesn’t bother me what percentage of MP’s are women so long as they’ve been selected according to their personal qualities, not because of their gender. I’m not a Labour supporter, but I do honestly feel sorry for all the male Labour members who’ve spent years working their way up the ranks of their local party with ambitions of becoming MP for their local seat, only to find that when the time comes, the NEC have imposed an AWS. That’s why I think AWS should be illegal.

    Robin, I’m all for equality, I just don’t agree with the modern feminists who think that women need special privileges just because they were historically discriminated against.

  46. “It is discrimination, plain and simple and downright insulting and belittling to women.”

    Surely it’s belittling to women that you think they need you to speak on their behalf?

    “It doesn’t bother me what percentage of MP’s are women…

    If you believe in equality then it should do.

    “…so long as they’ve been selected according to their personal qualities, not because of their gender.”

    So the lack of female MPs is a reflection upon their (lack of) personal quality, yes?

    “I do honestly feel sorry for all the male Labour members…”

    Oh dear, let’s get the violins out. Only 78% of MPs are men, aren’t we poor darlings? Will we fellas ever be able to break through the glass ceiling?

    “I just don’t agree with the modern feminists who think that women need special privileges…”

    Who said anything about special privileges? All AWS does is create a more level playing field. We have always had large numbers of ipso facto all-MALE shortlists (which is why over three quarters of MPs are still men) but with no complaint from anyone.

    As I said earlier, we are a party that believes in affirmative action. Those who don’t like it don’t have to vote for us. That’s democracy.

  47. Robin, out of the current 86 female Labour MP’s, do you know how many were originally selected using AWS?

    I believe that men and women should have equal opportunities to hold public office. AWS makes that impossible and therefore it’s a form of discrimination. There is no place for positive discrimination or any other kind of discrimination in any part of our society today, and that includes politics. That’s why I believe legislation is needed to ban AWS.

    Yes people have the option of not voting Labour, but if you apply the same logic to other situations you find yourself in a very difficult situation.

    If for example you tried to claim that it’s ok for a supermarket to only employ male staff because if people are offended by it they have the option of shopping elsewhere, you’d be ridiculed and may even find yourself before the courts.

  48. I walk the middle ground over the AWS issue. I think they’re an unwieldy and unpleasant necessity to bring up numbers of female MPs under FPTP.

    My ideal solution is to have STV with “zip” style lists as are used in the European elections, with a coin flip determining which gender goes first. That seems to me to be the least contentious method in gender balancing terms.

    While we’ve got FPTP, there are other methods which could be used, like making selection shortlists 50/50 for each gender, but it’s a little harder to enforce. I don’t think that Labour members are all secretly misogynists, so that would also help bring more balanced MPs by gender.

    AWS works, but it’s an imperfect solution and isn’t very good PR for the party a lot of the time.

  49. Robin:

    I am not belittling women by having an opinion on AWS. In a democracy we all have opinions on issues that do not directly affect us. You can’t just opt out of thinking about things because you are not directly affected – that is lazy thinking.

  50. “I believe that men and women should have equal opportunities to hold public office.”

    So what do you propose to do about the fact that 78% of MPs are men?

    Answer: nothing.

    We all know you don’t want to do anything about it or you would have proposed an alternative remedy by now.

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