Saturday, July 31, 2004

Lib Dems Announce Their Candidate

Jody Dunn, 34 a local barrister and mother of four was selected on Thursday evening as the Lib Dem Candidate for Hartlepool. Mrs Dunn fended off the challenge of the Liberal Democrat's 2001 General Election candidate Nigel Body to win the party's nomination at a selection meeting last night.

The Labour party will be selecting their candidate on Friday next week, the dead line for nominations will be next Tuesday. According to the report in tonight's Hartlepool Mail six candidates are likely to put their names forward. Councillor Robbie Payne, former Labour Leader in Hartlepool Moss Boddy, Russell Hart who is a former leader, former MEP David Bowe and Downing Street's favourate Patrick Diamond who is a former special advisor to Peter Mandleson.

The Labour Party's choice seems to be which 'former' is the better.


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