Update on Labour’s selection contest in Bradford South

The shortlist of Labour candidates hoping to replace Gerry Sutcliffe as the Labour MP for Bradford South has been announced. Gerry Sutcliffe, who announced that he is standing down in May 2014, has represented the seat since 1994 and will leave the new Labour PPC defending a 4,622 vote majority (12.2%). The All-Women Shortlist is:

  • Adele Brown – (to be confirmed) Basildon Councillor, teacher at an academy school
  • Cllr Judith Cummins – Leeds City Councillor, previously shortlisted for the Leeds East seat
  • Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe – Bradford City Councillor with Employment, Skills & Culture portfolio, background with Business in the Community
  • Cllr Michelle Swallow – Bradford City Councillor, works for the debt counselling charity, Christians Against Poverty (CAP) – headquartered in Bradford.

UPDATE: Judith Cummins was selected to fight the seat on Saturday 22nd November. She is currently a full-time councillor on Leeds City Council, representing Temple Newsam. She was previously a councillor, representing Royds, on Bradford Metropolitan District Council. In 2010 she acted as the agent for Chris Leslie who successfully won the Shipley seat. According to her website she has worked in Westminster in the Whips’ Office and as a life-long trade unionist for the Civil & Public Service Association (CPSA), she was educated by the trade union movement at Ruskin College, University of Oxford.


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