I am proud and excited to have been selected by Bristol South Labour Party as their parliamentary candidate for the next General Election.
I was chosen by Labour Party members as the person charged with taking up the helm when Dawn Primarolo retires at the next general election.
The people of Bristol South have had a strong passionate voice representing their issues and standing up for their needs in Westminster and locally for over 25 years in Dawn Primarolo. They will rightly expect a high standard of representation going forward. I am delighted that the members of the local party have put their trust in me to deliver that for them.
I want to thank the Bristol South Labour Party for their vote of confidence in me. I am excited about working together, and with the wider community, to show that only the Labour Party have the understanding of the challenges facing Bristol South, and the ideas to pursue the opportunities.