Labour reveal General Election candidate vying to become Evesham's next MP - The Evesham Observer

Labour reveal General Election candidate vying to become Evesham's next MP

Evesham Editorial 4th May, 2017 Updated: 4th May, 2017   0

THE MID Worcestershire Labour Party have selected their candidate for the snap June 8 poll.

Fred Grindrod, who works for a trade union in the West Midlands, will be the party’s Parliamentary Candidate to fight the General Election and will be one of Nigel Huddleston’s main challengers.

Mr Grindrod, who lives in South Birmingham, is no stranger to fighting elections. In 2005 he stood for Labour in the Rochford and Southend East seat where he finished in second after increasing the party’s share of the vote.

Labour has never won the Mid Worcestershire seat since its creation in 1983. But, they will be hoping to improve on their result from the 2015 General Election where they were pushed into third place by UKIP.

Speaking to the Observer, Mr Grindrod said: “Only a Labour Government will truly deliver for Britain.

“I am standing in this election because I know that only Labour has the policies and commitment to build a fairer country, defend the NHS and ensure that working people have decent, secure jobs.

“I was born and grew up in Reading in a single parent family – experiencing first hand the devastating policies previous Conservative Governments have inflicted on poorer communities in society.

“I will work hard for Labour as a candidate and will run an imaginative and forceful election campaign, from the moment of selection.

“I will take on the Conservative MP who is a cheerleader for the Government’s damaging hard Brexit agenda that is proving to be devastating to our communities and society.”

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