Anna Turley has been selected to contest Redcar at the next election by local party members at today’s selection meeting. Turley won the contest in the first round of voting.
Congratulations to Anna and commiserations to the other shortlisted candidates. Here’s a profile of Anna:
Anna Turley is a former adviser to David Blunkett and Hilary Armstrong on child poverty and social exclusion and was Deputy Director of the New Local Government Network. She is the editor of the blog Progressive Localism and is a driving force behind the Co-op Council initiative. Anna has the backing of the Co-op Party and Community Union. She lives in Redcar and wass regarded as the frontrunner for the selection.