Ian Austin has been re-selected to stand as Labour’s candidate for Dudley North at the General Election expected in 2015.
Prior to a general election all sitting Labour MPs are required to be reaffirmed as the candidate by their local Constituency Labour Party.
Following his endorsement, Ian Austin said:
“It is a great honour and privilege to have been given this endorsement. Being an MP is a great honour, but to be the MP for your home town and to serve the Borough you live in is the greatest privilege of all.
“I’m from here, I love the place, and I want to fight for the hard-working families and pensioners who live here.
“I know people think politicians in Westminster are out of touch and don’t know what life’s like in places like Dudley, but my priority is to listen to local people all year round and work hard to deal with the issues they are concerned about.
“That’s why I’ve been tabling questions, organising public meetings and speaking out in Parliament about NHS reforms, and campaigned against predatory payday loans companies that have sprung up on Dudley High Street.
“As we approach the General Election, education and skills will continue to be my number one priority so we can build a stronger local economy, create opportunities for young people, and get the unemployed back to work in Dudley.
“I’ll also be fighting for a better town centre, new leisure facilities in Dudley, and for every patient to get first class treatment at Russells Hall.”