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Bromsgrove Labour announces parliamentary candidate
2:20pm Tuesday 29th October 2013 in Local
BROMSGROVE Labour Party has selected its parliamentary candidate who will fight MP Sajid Javid for the town seat at the next General Election.
Tom Ebbutt has been selected by local party members to stand as a candidate in the election, being held in 2015.
The 30-year-old, who attended Cambridge University after leaving school, works as part of the team working to grow education charity Teaching Leaders.
“I am honoured to have been selected,” Mr Ebbutt said.
“I am born and bred in Bromsgrove. I went to school at Lickey Hills Primary School and Waseley Hills High School. I know Bromsgrove like the back of my hand, it’s part of me and that is why I care about what happens here.
“People in Bromsgrove need real change.
“They’ve got a MP at the moment who instead of standing up for local people is at the forefront of a Tory-led Government that is doing huge damage to the lives of local people.
“There is a strong chance Labour will win enough councillors to take control of Bromsgrove District Council in 2015 - I will be doing all I can to make that prospect a reality.”
Leader of the Labour group on the district council, Councillor Luke Mallett, described Mr Ebbutt as a formidable campaigner.
He said: “Tom Ebbutt has deep local roots that mean he will connect with the ordinary hardworking people of Bromsgrove.
“I look forward to working closely with Tom, campaigning for a Labour victory in both elections in 2015.”
The announcement follows Bromsgrove Conservative Association’s decision to re-adopt Mr Javid last May.
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