Labour set to run vigorous’ campaign

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.


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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.

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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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