LABOUR has selected its parliamentary candidate for Warrington North.

Activist Charlotte Nichols will battle for the seat in the upcoming General Election.

Her Twitter profile bio says she is Jewish, a trade union officer and a socialist.

It also states she is based in London.

In a tweet, Ms Nichols said: “Overwhelmed by all the supportive messages tonight from comrades across Labour’s broad church.

“I’m delighted to be selected as the Parliamentary Candidate for Warrington North & to hit the ground running on the campaign trail first thing tomorrow to get out this rotten Tory govt!”



Labour’s Helen Jones will not be standing in the election on December 12 as she is retiring after 22 years as MP in Warrington North.

Since being created in 1983, the seat has always been a safe Labour seat and always held by the party.

Mrs Jones secured a majority of 9,582 in the General Election in 2017.

The party opted to have an all-women shortlist for the seat.

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It is understood that there had been interest in the candidate position from a number of people including Cllr Amanda King, deputy council leader Cllr Cathy Mitchell, north west MEP Theresa Griffin, Wigan councillor Nazia Rehman, St Helens councillor Jeanie Bell and Yasmine Dar, a member of the party’s national executive committee.

The candidate was selected by a panel, rather than members of Warrington North Constituency Labour Party, which had sparked a clash between members in Warrington North and South.

In a tweet, Labour’s Nick Bent, who has lost out in two general election contests after standing in Warrington South for the party, hailed Ms Nichols as an ‘excellent’ candidate.

He added that it is a ‘fresh start’ for the party and town.

Cllr Maureen McLaughlin also tweeted about the news.

She said: “Congratulations on your selection as Labour candidate for #Warrington North. Looking forward to meeting you soon and working together to deliver the change we need.”

Cllr Tony Higgins said he is 'looking forward' to working with Ms Nichols.