Local hopeful Ian Byrne backed by unions and array of left members, councillors and MPs – including Shadow Cabinet members
The selection hustings and vote take place tomorrow to choose Labour’s parliamentary candidate to replace the retiring Stephen Twigg in the Liverpool constituency of West Derby.
Labour favourite Laura Pidcock tonight issued a video supporting local man Ian Byrne for the role:
Byrne has also been endorsed by other members of Labour’s Shadow Cabinet and by well-known local councillors on the left of the party:
Local left group West Derby for Corbyn, the local Momentum branch and other Labour figures have also come out in support:
Byrne’s local community links are also impeccable. As well as the widely-praised Fans Supporting Foodbanks initiative, which Byrne co-founded, he has forged strong links with minority communities:
The SKWAWKBOX asks all West Derby Labour members to make time to attend tomorrow and vote for Ian Byrne, the Fans Supporting Foodbanks founder who has received endorsements from the left locally and across the country.
The selection meeting takes place tomorrow (Sunday 3 Nov) at the Devonshire Hotel. Doors open at 1pm and members are asked to bring either their membership card or photo ID, or preferably both, to ensure smooth registration.
Ian Byrne’s campaign video can be seen here and his statement of priorities here.
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