Mike BoadenLabour members from across Carlisle have today selected Michael Boaden to be their Parliamentary Candidate at the next General Election.

Members made their choice at a hustings meeting held in the city’s Tullie House.

Michael Boaden, aged 46, is currently a Councillor for Botcherby ward and Leader of the Labour Group on Carlisle City Council.

Mr Boaden said;

“I am very pleased to have won the nomination today. It was a closely fought campaign but I am now looking forward to the campaign ahead to retain the seat. I’m positive that if we fight on the record of the Labour government we will be successful and I’ll get the opportunity to follow in the footsteps of our exceptional and hard-working MP, Eric Martlew.

“My key priority for Carlisle is to ensure a strong, prosperous future for the city. We have the most wonderful opportunities with our historic legacy and modern developments like the University of Cumbria and government funded investment in the relief road. We need to be positive and aspirational for the future of Carlisle. I will take every opportunity to bang the drum for this city in the weeks, months and years ahead.”
Eric Martlew MP said;
“I’m pleased with the number of people who have taken the opportunity to get involved in selecting the new Labour candidate. We have had some very good quality candidates, especially the two local ones. I am looking forward to working with Michael over the coming months. I’ve known Mike for a number of years and have admired his work as Leader of the Group, I’m sure he’ll would make an excellent MP.”

Chris Southward, Chair of Carlisle CLP said
“I congratulate Michael, who will make an excellent candidate.  We’ll now be campaigning hard between now and the General Election to expose the Tories plans and the devastating effect they would have on Carlisle.”