Sitting Labour MP to stand for seat

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Labour’s Graham Allen has been reselected to fight for the Bulwell seat at the next General Election.

Mr Allen has been unanimously selected by the Nottingham North Labour Party to stand as the party’s Parliamentary candidate in 2015.

Has already won the seat seven times.

Mr Allen said: “I won Nottingham North back from the Conservatives and hope that being an excellent constituency MP has helped me retain the seat ever since.

“To be endorsed by the local people of the Aspley, Bilborough, Bulwell, Bestwood, Basford and Bulwell Forest Labour branches is a great honour.

“I am proud to be one of the few MPs who represents the place where they were born and raised.

And he added: “The campaign to win in 2015 began in 2010 and can now go up a gear.”

The General Election takes place in 2015.

Labour has already selected Leonie Mathers to stand as its candidate to fight sitting MP Mark Spencer for the Sherwood seat, which covers Hucknall.

In the 2010 election, Mr Allen won Nottingham North with a majority of 8,138.

He was elected by MPs to lead the House of Commons Select Committee on Political and Constitutional Reform which he says is producing radical proposals on improving the UK’s democracy.

Mr Allen is married to Allyson Stewart-Allen and lives in Bulwell.