West Lancashire is awaiting news of the Labour candidate for the expected upcoming general election. Will Rosie Cooper extend her 2005 to 2019 record? The constituency is not listed as a Labour vacancy.
Ahead of a likely early general election, Labour opened selections for parliamentary candidates in its remaining vacant seats in England. The announcement was made via an email from general secretary Jennie Formby, who informed party members that the applications will close at 5pm on Friday 6th September.
Update: The deadline for applications has now been extended to 10am on Monday 9th September.
With Boris Johnson’s disastrous government now without a mandate and a majority, we are very likely to find ourselves with a General Election over the next few weeks.
Since 2017 we have already selected candidates in over 100 of the most marginal seats, and we have been campaigning hard in the areas we need to win to put Jeremy into Downing Street.
We now need to make sure we have candidates everywhere and I wanted to let you know that applications for the remaining seats are now open, so we are ready to complete selections across the country should a General Election be called.
Applications are open now and will close at 5pm on Friday 6 September. You can find more information, including which North West seats currently have vacancies, below.
Liverpool, West Derby
Westmorland & Lonsdale
Wyre & Preston North