The Labour Party in the North has announced that Laura Pidcock is to be Labour’s candidate for North West Durham.
Laura was born and raised in the North East and is a hard working party activist, Councillor, community campaigner and trade unionist. She was a mental health support worker before moving to the charity sector, first as an education worker and ultimately as manager of the education team at the UK’s largest anti-racism charity. She is an experienced campaigner with the Labour Party, Unite the Union as well as the charity and voluntary sector. Laura is a member of Labour’s National Policy Forum.
Laura Pidcock, Labour’s candidate for North West Durham, said:
“I am proud to be selected as the Labour candidate for North West Durham in the General Election and am determined to be on the doorstep and making the case for Labour to local people. Pat Glass has been a fantastic MP who has undoubtedly made a positive difference to local communities.
“Local people need a Labour MP and a Labour Government. A Labour MP who will ensure our NHS is given the funding it needs to look after you. Someone who will fight to ensure our schools have the funding they need to deliver good teaching in every school. Someone who will stand up for local councils against Tory funding cuts which are damaging services in North West Durham. Someone who makes sure Brexit works for working people.”
Pat Glass, Labour MP for North West Durham, commenting on the news said:
“I’m delighted that Laura has been selected as the Labour candidate for North West Durham. It has been an honour to represent the area and I know Laura and know that she is a great campaigner who will be a strong voice for local people. “