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Labour selects James Hanley to fight Pudsey seat
9:00am Tuesday 10th September 2013 in News
Labour has selected James Hanley to contest the Pudsey seat at the next general election.
Mr Hanley, who has lived in the Pudsey constituency almost his whole life, previously stood for Labour in 2010.
He said of his selection: “I’m excited and deeply proud to have been selected to stand for Labour in my home constituency.
“We have big issues in this constituency which need a stronger local advocate standing up for our interests in Parliament than the current MP.”
Mr Hanley said he wants to address the lack of primary school places, new homes, the cost of living increases, and the constituency’s infrastructure.
“The average wage across the constituency has dropped £1,700 in real terms since David Cameron took office,” he said.
“In 2015 people will be demanding to know why the Tory-led government did nothing to help them make ends meet, yet slashed taxes for millionaires.”