Labour names South West Norfolk election candidate
A West Norfolk broadcaster and model has been nominated as a Labour general election candidate.
Emily Blake has been chosen to contest the South West Norfolk constituency at the December 12 poll, after the previous candidate, Matthew Collings, was suspended over allegations connected to social media activity.
She said: “I want the opportunity to represent the people in my beautiful home county, to represent people of all backgrounds.
“We deserve better than the treatment we are receiving from the Conservative government. Morale and expectations are now so low that some people do not believe it is possible for things to get better or that it is even possible.
“But it is. We will create a fairer society for all, a kinder society, one that involves treasuring and looking after our public services including the NHS which we could be waving goodbye to if we allow things to stay the same.
“When we look at the present and past MPs voting records it is clear whose interests have been at heart, and it wasn’t ours.”
Four candidates, all women, have so far been nominated to contest the seat.
The others are Pallavi Devulapalli of the Green Party, the Brexit Party's Ruth Jolley and Conservative Liz Truss.