Councillor and Unison organiser chosen to contest Nottingham North seat

A councillor and trade union rep has been named as Labour’s candidate in Nottingham North.

Alex Norris was among a host of selections announced under the party’s “exceptional selections procedure”.

The contest was triggered by Graham Allen’s decision to stand down at the general election. The MP’s majority was 11,860 in 2015.

Norris, who is an organiser for Unison, and activist for the GMB and Co-Op, tweeted:

Allen tweeted:

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