Bridget Phillipson selected for Houghton and Sunderland South
Some excellent news, Bridget Phillipson has been selected as Labour's candidate for Houghton and Sunderland South.
I wrote in 2007, after Bridget narrowly missed out on being selected in the neighbouring constituency, that:
"It's really heartening to see someone seeking selection in the area that they grew up, campaigning on their ideas for the area and do so well. Hopefully, one of the other seats in the North East will be lucky enough to have Bridget as their MP when there is next a vacancy, and other people who are thinking about trying to become a Labour MP in the future will adopt this sort of approach."
Bridget currently manages a women's refuge, she's bright, down to earth and hard-working and will be a fantastic MP. It's people like her that make me proud to be Labour, as I'm sure anyone who's met Bridget would agree. She'll be doing great work as a Labour representative long after all the depressing news of the past week has been forgotten about.