Published On: Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015 on 5:16 pm

Labour announces new Bradford West candidate

Bradford-born mother-of-three Naz Shah has been selected as Labour’s new candidate for Bradford West, it has been announced.

Naz Shah

Image: Naz Shah/Twitter.

Naz, who is chair of mental health charity Sharing Voices Bradford and also an outspoken activist, will take on sitting Respect MP George Galloway in Bradford West at the General Election.

She was on the shortlist when the local party first selected its candidate last month.

“I’m proud to have been chosen”

Following today’s announcement, she said: “I’m proud to have been chosen as the Labour Party’s candidate for the seat in which I was born and am proud to call home.

“I am someone with a track record of campaigning and working for grass roots change and promise that if elected I will be a visible presence for Bradford West constituents and a stark alternative to divisive figure George Galloway.

“As is well documented I have faced big challenges in my life – I know the struggles being faced by families across Bradford West because they are struggles I have had to experience myself too.”

The previous candidate for Bradford West, Amina Ali, resigned her position last week due to family commitments.

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  1. Smith says:

    Don’t trust her. She voted for Galloway over a year ago. A closet Respect Party member and spy. BEWARE OF HER TRUE INTENTIONS. In fact she might resign next week as rumour has it as she can’t take the truth and has too many skeletons in the cupboard.

  2. Johns51 says:

    Murders like these have cost us taxpayers millions for locking them up. Jury of 10 was independent. Labour is going to the dogs!

  3. AA says:

    Naz Shah calls George Galloway divisive but her Labour candidacy will achieve nothing for Bradford. She may as well have stood for ukip or the BNP.

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