IN response to ex-Labour councillor Andy Heaver’s letter Local Call (Warrington Guardian, November 14), where he comments on Labour’s national executive’s chosen prospective parliamentary candidate Charlotte Nichols as nothing more than putting nepotism ahead of local talent in replacing retiring Helen Jones for Warrington North.

I would go further and say that this is a massive PR stunt from the Labour party as they have previous form on this.

Remember the now Labour Stockton Heath parish councillor Nick Bent being parachuted into from Westminster to be the prospective parliamentary candidate for South Warrington in the 2010 general election under Gordon Brown, to replace retiring Helen Southworth.

Thankfully he never got elected in both the 2010 and 2015 elections as South Warrington is a floating marginal.

However North Warrington voted largely for Brexit, so it will be interesting to see if what is regarded as a safe Labour seat swings to the Tories or the Brexit party or stays tribal.

My search on Charlotte Nichols showed she works as a GMB national research and policy officer; is a Jewish activist on the left of the party; has previously been elected to the role of Young Labour women’s officer and volunteered on both of Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership campaigns in 2015 and 2016.

Will she represent the Warrington North constituency any better than say the Conservatives’ prospective parliamentary candidate Wendy Maisey?

At least she is local, living in Lowton, and she has business interests in Warrington South.

TONY FOX Stockton Heath