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. This is a very tricky and delicate issue. I’m sorry to have to say this Adam but the fact is that AWS were drawn up in the first place because there weren’t ENOUGH female MPs. Women have always had a difficult time as it is in society as a whole, the last thing they need is to be told that they can’t even be selected for Parliament by means of a controversial shortlist sometimes that so many men object to- as Robin rightly points out, an overwhelming majority of MPs are STILL men. I do agree that women should be able to become MPs normally just like men, but sadly it says a lot that sometimes when female candidates make the final shortlists, they’re up against nearly all male candidates. That’s a problem, and is probably one of the many other reasons why AWS even ever came into existence.

    Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not sexist at all and I love women as much as the next man, so understand it when I say I’m not an apologist for AWS. It is just a very controversial issue because it easily divides local parties, and prevents loyal Labour voters from wanting to vote for the candidate, yes that’s a problem. They won’t vote Labour because the candidate is female, but merely because of the way she was selected. But I repeat, women are still a minority in the House of Commons, so it’s not like they’ve really got it any easier these days, when push comes to shove. I must also say that I’m uncomfortable about Adam’s position on this and the language he uses. The fact is, women WERE discriminated against, all right, and still are to a lesser extent today. How can you say that you’re not bothered about how many women become MPs while at the very same time advocating equality?

  2. Robin, I’d love to see more women MP’s, as well as more disabled and ethnic minority MP’s. But they need to be selected according to their personal merits, not just their sex or ethnicity.

    It’s because I believe in equality that I oppose AWS. AWS is a blatantly discriminatory system. I have no concern about what proportion of MP’s are women, so long as they have the chance to be selected as candidates on an equal basis with men.

    If fewer women choose to put themselves forward for selection, then very little can be done about that.

    I’d be interested to find out what percentage of applicants for Labour candidacies are women, compared to how many actually get selected.

  3. “But they need to be selected according to their personal merits”

    So is it your view that the massive under-representation of women in parliament is a reflection of the relative “merits” of women and men?

  4. Robin, we’re probably never gong to agree on this, but I think the main problem is that too few woman put themselves forward for candidate selection compared to their male counterparts.

    I’m glad that women’s role in society has changed massively over the last 50 years or so and that parliament is becoming more family friendly. That’s the sort of practical things that are being done to make the job of an MP slightly more appealing to people who might want to juggle work and family life. And I know I’m stereotyping a bit, but that still tends to be an issue for a larger number of women than men.

    But that doesn’t alter the basic fact that AWS still discriminates against committed aspiring MP’s on the grounds of their gender.

  5. If all the major parties adopted a fair system of candidate selection then it wouldn’t bother me what the male to female ration of the House of Commons is because all candidates will have been selected based on the personal qualities and attributes.

  6. I take your point but that is not the reality of the current situation.

    When I was selected to fight the Ealing borough’s Wood End Ward in 1993 I was reliably informed that the sole female who applied for the neighbouring Mandeville Ward was asked at the selection meeting about how she was going to look after her husband and kids if she were to get herself elected.

    I’m not so sure things have changed that much. There is still a ‘may the best man win’ mentality and there always will be until such times as we achieve much greater gender parity.

  7. I think on things like this people are likely to base their views on their own personal experience. To me, attitudes towards gender issues have come a long way in the last 20 years or so, especially amongst younger people.

    But perhaps that’s just from my viewpoint. I think today it would be considered highly unacceptable to ask a woman about her family and childcare arrangement unless you’re preapared to ask the same question to a man. This maybe wasn’t the case 20 years ago, but today I don’t think people automatically assume that the woman is the principle person in the family who’s responsible for childcare.

    But that’s me speaking as a man who’s only recently returned to work from a career break after my second child was born. That’s why I don’t contribute to UKPR as often as I used to. When I took the decision to take time off back in 2009 it was to my surprise that practically none of my friends or family saw it as being strange or unusual that I was planning to spend time as a stay at home dad. I think that’s a sign of how much attitudes have changed.

  8. My sole problem with AWS is that I believe that prospective candidates should generally go for a constituency they have a prior connection with.

    I accept that lack of female representation is a real issue, and that AWS does to a certain extent get the job done. But I question whether a disproportionate number of female candidates standing in a constituency with which they do not have real connections is the best way of getting closer to the true aim: women holding half of the seats in parliament, in similar proportions across party lines, without any form of gender-related treatment along the way.

  9. NEC organization sub-committee met and decided the following:

    Bradford East: Open
    Bradford West: AWS
    Bradford South: AWS
    Sheffield Brightside & Hillsborough: Open
    Neath: AWS
    Workington: AWS
    Bootle: Open

  10. The two non Labour seats there are such easy gains for them that it hardly matters whether it’s AWS or not. Mind you might it cause difficulties for Labour running a female candidate in Bradford West?

  11. Knowing who the MP is for Bradford West, I worry for the woman who does get selected for Labour who potentially faces a really ugly election campaign against her.

  12. Respect will presumably not be asking her permission prior to each insertion of an ugly smear leaflet into a letterbox.

  13. Mrnameless – I wouldn’t say either Bradford seat are easy gains for Labour, given the demographic. Candidates will have to be tough and savvy.

  14. Really? I’m pretty certain Bradford East will be a gain although West presents certain difficulties so maybe not easy.

  15. I think it’s safe to say that the declaration and result for Bradford West will be heavily covered next year by the BBC, ITN and Sky News during their respective coverage of the election.

  16. Wouldn’t surprise me if they all fail to show the Bradford West declaration. It’s not a crucial marginal between Con and Lab which will be the focus.

  17. Bradford West looks like Labour pulling strings to keep their former by-election candidate out. Very short-sighted to close down options on candidates here given Galloway’s massive majority.

  18. “”Wouldn’t surprise me if they all fail to show the Bradford West declaration. It’s not a crucial marginal between Con and Lab which will be the focus.”

    George Galloway. That’s all I’ll say. He’s the reason why they all will.

  19. If Labour locally can show that they’re getting their collective arses in gear it might help their cause. As insufferable and divisive as Galloway is, Labour in Bradford were more than happy to play sectarian politics by the sound of things while no one questioned it. Respect’s collapse on the council is immaterial to Galloway in a general election. Like Nigel Farage, he is one of those people who is bigger than the party he represents (although UKIP have made much bigger strides in local government). The fact he manages to piss off people who used to be allies tells you all need to know.

    Part of me begrudgingly wishes he was elected to Scottish Parliament in 2011 just so he wasn’t inflicted on English politics. His views on independence would’ve caught the ire of many a nationalist.

  20. In fact, I think having a woman candidate may be a very good move. Many of Galloway’s supporters were Asian women fed up with the way the local Labour party operated.
    There are – to some p[eople’s surprise no doubt – man female Asian Labour councillors in Bradford West.

    Why not have one of them as the Labour candidate?

  21. I should point out that many of those are young women who have been elected since Galloway

  22. Labour Candidate for NW Norfolk Joanne Rust.

    JoAnne Rust @JoRust45 · 29m
    Proud to be nominated as the PPC for North West Norfolk. Thanks to all for the fantastic support. The work starts now.

    BR

  23. J A Wright for Altrincham & Sale West sel for Lab.
    & Deborah Hopkins re-instated as PPC for St Austell & Newquay.

    Twitter:
    J Wright ‏@J_A_Wright_83 Jul 21
    Proud and delighted to have been selected as the Labour PPC for Altrincham and Sale West this evening.
    Expand Reply Retweet Favorite More

    Deborah Hopkins ‏@Rugbymumno9 Jul 21
    Delighted to be reinstated as Labour PPC for St Austell & Newquay CLP.Thank you for all your support.Let’s get back to business #labmaj2015

    BR

  24. Labour candidates :-

    Staffordshire South Kevin McElduff 
    Sutton Coldfield Rob Pocock 

    (Both were cands in 2010).

    Info from:
    http://www.labour.org.uk/candidates

    BR

  25. Dr Mark Hayes Lab Cand. sel for Selby & Ainsty
    Twitter:-
    BBC Radio York @BBCYork · 7h
    The man in charge of health spending in the Vale of #York is to stand as an MP.
    Dr Mark Hayes is Labour’s candidate for #Selby and Ainsty.

    BR

  26. Thanks for the info Blake.

  27. “Sutton Coldfield Rob Pocock” He stood in 2001, 2005 and 2010. Fourth time lucky I suppose.

  28. Latest Labour selections-
    James Wright (Altrincham and Sale West)
    Michael Borio (Ruislip, Northwood and Pinner)
    Chris Kealey (Bosworth)
    Sundip Meghani (Harborough)
    Ken Rustidge (North East Cambridgeshire)
    Margaret Pinder (Beverley and Holderness)

  29. Liz Savage Labour PPC for Southport.
    Twitter:
    https://twitter.com/LizSavagelabour

    Nan Sloane @NanSloane · 17h
    Congratulations to @LabourWomensNet graduate @LizSavagelabour on being selected as Labour’s candidate for Southport.

    BR

  30. New webpage with photos of Labour candidates:

    http://www.labour.org.uk/people/filter/c/candidate#main-content

  31. Going back to Bradford West, I wonder if Galloway will try to make mileage out of Labour having an AWS.

    Don’t get me wrong, I think we are right to have one (because women’s equality is an important issue to us in the Labour Party) but given Galloway’s views on rape and his open public support for the fascist group Hamas (who are not exactly well known for upholding women’s rights) I can see him milking the AWS issue for all it’s worth.

    Incidentally, I know there are some differences between Galloway’s by-election and the one scored by Dick Taverne at Lincoln… But if you apply the pro-Labour ‘swing back’ that occurred in Lincoln between the 1973 by-election and the February 1974 General Election it would be enough to unseat Galloway: his majority is 30.9% whereas the Lincoln swing back was 16%. – So he can be beaten.

  32. Bradford West is one of the few English seats with no candidates formally selected so far, unless I’ve missed any.

  33. David Hough PPC for Rayleigh and Wickford.

    Twitter:
    David Hough
    @Colchester1648
    Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Rayleigh and Wickford, Labour Left, political blogger, primary school teacher

    Colchester
    Joined February 2009

    BR

  34. Doctor Selected As Shrewsbury Labour Parliamentary Candidate Labour Party members in Shrewsbury & Atcham have selected doctor, Laura Davies as their Parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.

    Read the full article at:

    http://www.shropshirelive.com/2014/09/23/doctor-selected-as-shrewsbury-labour-parliamentary-candidate/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    BR

  35. Did Labour re-select for Shrewsbury & Atcham? Could’ve sworn a candidate was in place for almost a year.

  36. @Neil:
    Yest, there was a candidate chosen, but withdrew for personal reasons. The withdrawal happened about 30/7/14. John Turnbull is shown by Anthony in List above dated 23 Jan 2014.
    See also comment at foot of web page:
    http://www.shrewsburylabour.org.uk/2014/08/shrewsbury-and-atcham-labour-party-to-select-parliamentary-candidate/

    BR

  37. Ian McInnes labour ppc for Scarborough and Whitby

    Twitter:
    Ian McInnes
    @Ian1Mcinnes
    Ian is the Labour parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby

    Ian McInnes @Ian1Mcinnes · 2h 2 hours ago
    Honoured and humbled to have been selected as the Parliamentary candidate for Scarborough and Whitby @LabourCoast

    BR

  38. Peter Dowd selected as Labour candidate for Bootle

  39. Yes no surprise there. I thought personally it was always on the cards because of his long-standing presence locally as a councillor and now leading Sefton Council, he’s from the area.

  40. Andy Botham selected as Labour candidate for Derbyshire Dales. http://www.eastmidslabour.org.uk/andy_botham_derbyshire_dales

    He’s local (from Matlock) and works as a train driver.

  41. Seems like a decent guy with local roots. Shame he’s not got a more winnable seat.

  42. Ian Boulton selected for Filton and Bradley Stoke:

    http://theweekin.co.uk/news/staple-hill-councillor-chosen-fight-parliamentary-seat/

    https://twitter.com/IanBoulton

    I presume there must have been others on the shortlist, but I can’t find out who they were.

  43. Here is one I have missed (Twitter, posted Oct 16th):-

    Alex Sanderson ‏@AlexSanders0n Oct 16Hammersmith, LondonDelighted and honoured to have been selected as Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Chelsea and Fulham

    Alex Sanderson
    @AlexSanders0nLabour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Chelsea & Fulham, charity worker, aficionado of all things colour coded.

    (note the digit 0 in the s0n of the twitter name … )

    BR

  44. Selection Progress in 5 ‘main’ parties to date :-

    Conservative have sel in 60.9% of seats.
    Labour have sel. in 90.2% of seats
    Lib Dem have sel in 32.5% of seats.
    UKIP have sel in 47.1% of seats.
    Green have sel in 23.4% of seats.
    (I omit NI & Buckingham from these %s. )

    Selection not known in 247 seats for Con
    Selection not known in 62 seats for Lab
    Selection not known in 426 seats for Lib Dem.
    Selection not known in 336 seats for UKIP
    Selection not known in 486 seats for Green

    172 days to go to Gen Elect.

    BR

  45. The LDs are going to have some very rushed selections unless they speed up soon.

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