Popular local candidate selected this morning
Popular union-backed candidate Mick Whitley has been selected by Birkenhead Labour members as their candidate for the next parliamentary election. The local left-winger will take on current MP and ex-Labour member Frank Field, who yesterday announced he would re-stand as the one-man ‘Birkenhead Social Justice Party’.
Whitley was backed by Unite and Momentum and achieved a majority in the first round of voting:
MickWhitley 224 (52.0%)
Tony Norbury 116 (26.9%)
Danielle Cornish-Spencer 52 (12.1%)
Helen Robinson 39 (9.0%)
The SKWAWKBOX wishes Mick every success.
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