Labour set to run vigorous’ campaign

PUBLISHED: 12:43 27 September 2007 | UPDATED: 15:16 12 May 2010

Richard Henry

Richard Henry

THE Labour Party has promised a vigorous campaign in the next General Election. So said Richard Henry on being selected as prospective Labour Parliamentary candidate for the North-east Herts constituency, which covers Royston and Buntingford. Mr Henry,

THE Labour Party has promised a "vigorous" campaign in the next General Election.

So said Richard Henry on being selected as prospective Labour Parliamentary candidate for the North-east Herts constituency, which covers Royston and Buntingford.

Mr Henry, a councillor on Stevenage Borough Council, was selected from a short-list of candidates.

He is a lecturer in health and social care.

Mr Henry was elected to Stevenage Borough Council in 1995 and is a member of its executive with responsibility for environment and e-government.

He said he would be running a "vigorous" campaign after gaining the support of Labour Party members in the constituency.

Mr Henry stood as the Labour Parliamentary candidate in the Hertford and Stortford constituency in the 2005 General Election.

He lost to Conservative Mark Prisk, who had a majority of 13,097.

The North-east Herts' current MP, Conservative Oliver Heald, had a majority of 9,138 in the last General Election.

Mr Heald has been MP since 1992 and until July was the leading spokes-man on constitutional affairs in David Cameron's shadow Cabinet.

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