Lee Sherriff has today been selected as Labour’s candidate for Carlisle. Local party members chose the former retail worker, City Councillor for Harraby ward and mum of three as their candidate this afternoon at a hustings meeting in the city centre.
Speaking after the announcement, Sherriff said:
“I’m honoured to have been chosen by Labour Party members to be their candidate at the next General Election. I’ve lived in Carlisle since childhood. It’s my home and I would never have considered standing anywhere else. Across Carlisle thousands of families are struggling because of the decisions made by this Tory-led government. Their economic policies have been disaster for this city. They have shown that they have the wrong priorities.”
“An average family in Carlisle will be over £500 worse off this year because of their tax changes and long term youth unemployment has soared. At the same time, this government has prioritised a tax cut for millionaires. Between now and the next general election I will be campaigning hard to hold our Tory MP to account for the wrong decisions his party are making.”
Congratulations to Lee, and commiserations to the other shortlisted candidates.