Hexham Constituency Labour Party have announced their parliamentary candidate for the 2015 General Election this weekend.
Local members selected Liam Carr to be the party's candidate on Saturday following a hustings meeting at Hexham Community Centre.
Mr Carr, aged 35 years, is a college lecturer and currently lives in Medomsley near Consett, with his young family.
After the selection meeting, Liam Carr said:
“I'm honoured to be selected as Hexham's Labour candidate. I've lived in the North East all my life and I'm looking forward to using this opportunity to fight for local people. There are no 'no go' areas for Labour in this forthcoming general election. Many of the policies instigated by this Tory-led government are hitting rural areas the hardest.
“ I've been listening to many local people across the Hexham constituency over the last few weeks. People are really struggling, at a time when prices are rising but wages are remaining static.
“Between now and the General Election I'll be out and about in every community across the Hexham constituency to listen to voters' concerns, I will work hard for the people of this area.”
Jane Wrigley, Chair of Hexham Constituency Labour Party said:
“I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the process of selecting our candidate. We are all looking forward to campaigning alongside Liam to win this seat for Labour. In Liam we have a candidate who will be a passionate campaigner for fairness, social justice and for the people of Hexham constituency.”