General Election 2017: Shropshire Labour candidates to be announced soon

Labour is expected to announce its parliamentary candidate for Telford on Monday.

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Councillor Kevin Guy, chairman of Telford Constituency Labour Party, said there had already been a lot of interest in the seat, which is at the moment is held by Conservative Lucy Allan with a wafer-thin majority of just 730 votes.

Councillor Guy said the deadline for applications was Sunday, and a decision was expected the following day.

“We have had a lot of applications, and I have spoken to a number of strong applicants already,” he said.

The former leader of Telford & Wrekin Council Kuldip Singh Sahota this afternoon confirmed he will apply to stand in the general election for Telford.

Mr Sahota, who stepped down as leader of the council in May 2016 after five years in the role, said: "I am going to put my application in over the weekend.

"It is up to the Labour party then. They haven't selected anybody yet and that will be done next weekend."

Mr Sahota has remained part of the authority as a councillor for Malinslee & Dawley Bank, a post he has held for about 15 years.

In Shrewsbury, the party chairman Alan Mosley said there was a lot of determination to make an impact at the polls.

He said: “I would expect that we would have a candidate in place by Monday, May 1.

“There is a great deal of interest and determination in the party to make a big impression in the General Election.

“We have been boosted by finding a good response on the doorstep while canvassing for the local elections both for Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council.”

North Shropshire Labour also hope to have their candidate in place by the end of April to be announced before May 2.

Guidance from the party’s National Executive Committee says applications will close at noon on April 23.

From April 30, local parties will select their candidates before all candidates are in place by May 2.

The Lib Dems have revealed that Jane Dodds will contest the Montgomeryshire seat once again in June’s General Election.

Mrs Dodds, who lost out to Tory Glyn Davies in 2015, revealed she will once again represent the party on June 8.

She said: “Since Theresa May has called the General Election over 8,000 people across the UK have joined the Liberal Democrats.

“They have done so because they know that this is one chance to change the direction of our country.”

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Comments for: "General Election 2017: Shropshire Labour candidates to be announced soon"

johnfrederick

I hope the labour candidates we tell us what they done so far to fight for our NHS in Shropshire ? They so far have not been to any meeting of ccg safh or Shropshire council to fight our corner on health services ? They still future fit is a new keep fit exercise ? They have not a clue what the better care fund all I can say lord help us all

PJS

Labour have certainly made an effort in Telford to support our beleaguered hospital services locally.

Which is somewhat more than can be said for our sitting MP...

Jett

I don't know, I don't know and I don't know.

Precious few heros

Labour members are involved in the defend our NHS campaign and have been from day one, cllrs have attended meetings as have members. Our position on A&E has always been 2 as the road network in rural Shropshire means shrewsbury must keep RSH and Telford PRH. Sadly 7 years of austerity have done nothing but harm to shropshire.

johnfrederick

PJS Labour have certainly not an effort in the rest of Shropshire where I live they are clue less on this issue ? PJS I hope you have got your black arm bands to wear on the 13 JUNE

Lets Be Rational

Absolute total claptrap!!.

In the north of the County, Labour activists, including at least three of the candidates are in leading roles in the local "protect our NHS" group. There is also a cross party group which is more interested in saving the NHS, than playing politics with it which I suspect you are trying to do, point scoring before the elections!!!!!

Please stop with the rubbish talk, when you obviously do not know what you are talking about.

Mr Majestic

If anyone was interested in saving the NHS they would have an open honest debate about it including means testing some areas of use .

This save our nhs groups are living in its early days .

We have a larger population, people living longer, people living longer and needing the medical care to keep them living with serious illness, people with lifestyle illness being a massive burden .

You cannot just keep throwing money at an organisation that is quickly becoming unfit for purpose anyone who cares about it would be open to "change" and modernisation of the NHS and open to debate it .

johnfrederick

I have fighting for the NHS Shropshire for over 4 years I know who goes to the meeting and have to put up with threats and add to fight to clear my name which I won but I had to go though hell just for fighting to keep the NHS in Shropshire as good as any where so please do not say I talk rubbish I have for got more about the NHS Shropshire than you will ever know . AS for point scoring I have been doing it for 4 years and I have good record ? what have you done to fight for the NHS lets Be Rational I like to know?

PJS

If you vote Tory, you really can't lay any credible claim to be 'fighting for the NHS'...

pete

Actually Churchill was the very first Prime Minister to save the NHS, but hey keep on telling us how you've fallen for the greatest socialist lie.

...................Bless.

Jett

I don't know and I don't know.

johnfrederick

PJS I vote for a party that is for FREE Speech ? The NHS belongs to all of us I can prove what I have said ? PJS what have you done to fit have know the guts to fight but allow other people to do all the fighting and take the Flack then peoght for NHS Shropshire are you one of these armchair warriors that are all mouth but people like you come out of the wood work to take all the all praise PJS lets see you have some backbone that is not yellow ?

Jett

I don't know, I don't know & I don't know.

johnfrederick

I can see is moving to a higher level of debate ?

Jett

I don't know that one either.

johnfrederick

Sorry I SHOULD of said I can see Jett is moving this to a higher level of debate ?

Jett

Ah, now I do know that one. The answer's no, I'm just replying to all of your questions.

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