Labour chooses Kirsty McNeill to oppose Simon Hughes

Former Oxford University Student Union President Kirsty McNeill has been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Labour Candidate for North Southwark & Bermondsey.

Kirsty McNeill

Kirsty McNeill, who lives in the constituency, was overwhelmingly chosen by party members meeting at the Beormund Centre in Abbey Street.

Earlier Kirsty McNeill had declared: "I have not sought and will not seek selection elsewhere." She is currently employed as a campaign manager in international development and if elected would be the constituency's first woman MP.

At present Liberal Democrat MP Simon Hughes holds the seat with a 9,632 majority.

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