Local politician David Hinder has been reselected as Labour Party Parliamentary Candidate for the Ribble Valley Constituency in the General Election on June 8th.
Speaking to members after his selection was announced by the national party, 2015 candidate Mr Hinder, said: “I am delighted to be given the opportunity to once again mount a serious challenge to Nigel Evans.
“In 2015 Labour consolidated its position as the main opposition to the Conservatives in the Ribble Valley, increasing our support and our share of the vote.
“Since then, local voters have begun to realise the reality of Brexit, as the promised benefits previously trumpeted by Nigel Evans have failed to materialise.
“During the coming weeks Labour will be campaigning to elect a local candidate committed to representing the interests of every voter in all parts of the constituency.
“This General Election campaign will be demanding, but Ribble Valley Labour will rise to the challenge and build on the experience of our County Council campaign, which has reached more local voters than ever before.
“I look forward to engaging both with existing Labour supporters and offering an experienced credible local alternative to voters disillusioned with a particular brand of Tory politics.”
As reported in last week’s edition of the Clitheroe Advertiser, Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has applied to be readopted as the Conservative party candidate for the borough. Mr Evans has been MP fro the Ribble Valley for the past 25 years and is ready to hit the campaign trail once again. Other parties have not yet announced their candidates.