Saturday, March 19, 2011

Parmjit Singh Gill and Jonathan Ashworth to stand in Leicester South by-election

Congratulations to Lib Dem Voice for scooping everyone with news that Parmjit Singh Gill has been selected to fight the Leicester South by-election for the Liberal Democrats. Parmjit won the seat at a by-election in 2004, only to lose it at a by-election the following year.

This afternoon, via Twitter, came news that Jonathan Ashworth has been chosen as the Labour candidate.

A Labour insider adds: Frankly, I am amazed that he got it. He is only Ed Miliband's PR chief and the husband of the Labour staffer who ran the selection process.

Later. The voting figures are on the Leicester Labour website.

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