MP Yasmin Qureshi will stand again at next election
BOLTON South East MP Yasmin Qureshi has been unanimously nominated as Labour’s candidate for the next general election in 2015.
All Labour MPs have to go through a reselection procedure with Labour Party members and affiliated trade unions voting on whether they want to support a sitting MP. Ballots were held throughout August and the result was confirmed at a meeting of Bolton South East Labour Party.
Ms Qureshi said: “I’m delighted and honoured to have been unanimously nominated as Labour’s candidate for Bolton South East for the next general election.
“I would like to thank all my friends and colleagues in the Labour Party branches of Farnworth, Great Lever, Kearsley, Little Lever and Darcy Lever, Harper Green, Hulton and Rumworth for their continued support.
“I’m also grateful for the support of the affiliated trade unions and the Co-operative Party.
“I’d like to thank the Executive Committee of Bolton South East Labour Party for their supervision of the reselection process.
“I look forward to working closely with members and supporters in the general election campaign. Together we will fight for a Labour victory.”
Ms Qureshi was elected in May, 2010, polling more than 18,000 votes, beating the Conservatives Andy Morgan, who pulled in more than 10,000 votes.
The 2015 election will be Ms Qureshi’s second. She replaced former Bolton South East MP Brian Iddon, who announced he would be standing down in 2006.
He represented the constituency from 1997 to 2010.
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