Labour has selected Elsie Blundell, as its Parliamentary Candidate for the next General Election.
Following a hustings and vote of local Labour Party members on Sunday 5th March, Elsie Blundell won a majority of votes cast.
Elsie Blundell said: “It is an honour to have been selected as the Parliamentary candidate for Heywood and Middleton.
“I am extremely proud to have been backed by so many Labour members, Councillors and trade unionists in the constituency. It shows we have the movement to win here in Heywood and Middleton.”
“Heywood and Middleton deserves better than this government, After 13 years of the Tories, nothing in this country seems to work anymore. The Tories have broken Britain – and they are too distracted by chaos of their own making to fix it.”
“We are five Tory Prime Ministers on and what has our country got to show for it, food prices and energy costs spiralling out of control, longer hospital waiting lists and crime through the roof.”
“Only Labour has a plan to help people through the cost of living crisis, tackle NHS waiting lists and ensure people feel safe on our streets.”
A Labour Party spokesperson added: Elsie Blundell is an outstanding choice for Heywood and Middleton. Elsie is a Councillor on Rochdale Borough Council and is a senior transport professional in her day job. Elsie is best placed to make the case for the investment Heywood and Middleton needs in vital public services – like transport, the NHS and education – after 13 years of Tory mismanagement.”