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Pendle Labour Party selects Azhar Ali as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
8:00am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
Former Pendle Council Leader Azhar Ali has been selected as Prospective Parliamentary Candidate by Pendle Constituency Labour Party.
County Councillor Ali, currently cabinet member for health and wellbeing on Lancashire County Council, won the ballot of members at a packed meeting of the Constituency Labour Party.
The five shortlisted candidates had each given a presentation and then answered questions about their policies for Pendle, their beliefs and campaigning experience.
After the vote was announced Coun Ali said: “I am honoured to have been chosen. Everyone in Pendle who has been affected by the calamitous austerity measures over the last three years and by the unnecessary and costly reorganisation of the NHS – all voted for by the current MP, whatever he says locally – can now join our campaign for a Labour victory in 2015.”