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Labour unveil new candidate for Fylde seat

Jed Sullivan has been chosen as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Fylde

Jed Sullivan has been chosen as the Labour Party's parliamentary candidate for Fylde

Labour Party officials for Fylde have chosen their new parliamentary candidate ahead of next year’s general election.

Jed Sullivan will be Labour’s candidate for the Fylde constituency, a seat currently held by Conservative MP Mark Menzies.

Mr Sullivan will be campaigning under the slogan of ‘Fighting to give young people inFylde a fairer chance’.

He said: “As someone who has lived, worked and raised my family here for the past 20 years I’m deeply honoured at the chance to stand up for my community.”

Mr Sullivan, 40, is currently the Unite convenor for Blackpool Council and is a trustee of Blackpool Boys and Girls Club.

 He added: “ I will do my very best to create opportunities that will allow young people to get on in life.

“I will fight for more local jobs and to strengthen the minimum wage to make work pay.

“Labour will introduce new technical qualifications and revitalise apprenticeships – these are the type of policies that will help young people in Fylde.

“I will listen to the people of Fylde and do my utmost to ensure a better future for 
all under a Labour government.”

Voters will go to the polls on May 7, to choose their Members of Parliament.

 

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