Stroud CLP have selected former MP David Drew as their candidate for the next general election. Drew was elected as MP for the constituency in 1997, and only lost the seat by just over 1000 votes last year.
Married, with four children, Drew was born in south Gloucestershire and has lived in the town of Stonehouse for almost three decades. A Labour Party member for 40 years, in his period of service of more than a decade as a town, district and county councillor for the area where he lives he carried out thousands of pieces of casework for individuals and groups. Despite becoming an MP, Drew remained a town councillor and has served in this role for over 20 years. David is also a long-time member of the Co-operative Party.
Congratulations to David on his selection, and commiserations to the other candidates.