GENERAL ELECTION: Labour selects Horsham candidate

Susannah Brady, Labour's general election candidate for Horsham SUS-170105-154605001
Susannah Brady, Labour's general election candidate for Horsham SUS-170105-154605001

Labour has selected its candidate to contest the Horsham seat at next month’s general election.

The constituency, which also includes the villages surrounding the town as well as Billingshurst, Ardingly, Balcombe, Crawley Down and Turners Hill, is seen as a Conservative stronghold.

Current Tory MP Jeremy Quin was first elected in 2015 with a majority of more than 24,00 votes.

The Horsham Labour Party tweeted today: “We’re delighted to announce that Susannah Brady will be Labour’s candidate in Horsham for #GE2017 #VoteLabour.”

Susannah was born in Horsham and has lived in Sussex all of her life. She works with small businesses and has two children.

She said: “It’s a huge privilege to be standing in my home town at the 2017 General Election.

“This election will give the people of Horsham a chance to vote for a local candidate that understands the real issues facing local people.

“The schools in Horsham are being underfunded, the Tories are failing our public transport system and our NHS is in crisis. The Conservative Party have been getting away with it for too long in Horsham. I’m looking forward to the debates in this election campaign with Jeremy Quin.”

David Hide, chair of the Horsham Labour Party, added: “I’m incredibly proud Labour’s candidate in Horsham for the general election will be a hardworking, passionate, local resident. We have a good track record of taking the fight to the Tories on the important issues facing local people. I wholeheartedly believe we need an MP in Horsham that will stand up for the many, not just the privileged few”

The other Horsham candidates already announced are Lib Dem Morwen Millson and James Smith of Something New.

More to follow.

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