London Labour Party have named Christine Quigley as their newest candidate for the 2012 London elections. Christine, originally from Dublin is Vice-Chair of the Labour Party Irish Society and a former chair of London Young Labour.
Christine was selected as a reserve by the London regional board in 2011 and takes the list place previously held by Seema Malhotra. Seema is stepping down from the list to concentrate on her new role as parliament’s newest MP, following her election to the Feltham & Heston seat in December 2011. Speaking this afternoon, Christine said:
“I am delighted to join the Labour slate for London 2012. Young Londoners have been hit hard by Tory policies and cuts, and I feel passionately about the issues that affect my generation and my community. After four years of a Tory Mayor who represents the 1% it’s time we returned a Labour team to City Hall who will ensure that the interests of ordinary Londoners are always put first.”