Saturday, September 06, 2014

Angela Rayner selected as the Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Ashton-Under-Lyne

I am really, really chuffed to hear that Angie was selected as the PPC for Ashton-Under-Lyne today.

She is a home care worker and the Stockport UNISON branch secretary (and Regional Convenor) and will make a fantastic MP.

This is great news not only for the people of Ashton-Under-Lyne but also that the Labour Party is selecting working class rank and file trade unionists for safe Labour seats.

I have met up with Angie, her husband Mark (UNISON LGPS rep) and their lovely children at various UNISON conferences over the years.

She was featured in a Guardian article a couple of years ago and I posted at the time that  "Angela typifies the very best of UNISON and how it can grow its activists".
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