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Labour announce parliamentary candidate

Friday 25 October 2019

The Hertford & Stortford constituency Labour Party have announced Chris Vince as their candidate to stand at the next General Election.

Chris Vince, Labour Party candidate for Hertford & Stortford constituency

Chris was chosen from a shortlist of four candidates, also including Jim Brown, Stuart Shipton, and Saqhib Ali. All four were interviewed by members for over an hour on a range of national and local issues before the vote.  

Chris teaches maths in Great Dunmow and is a councillor in Harlow. He stood for election for Labour in 2015 and 2017 in Chelmsford, coming second and increasing Labour's vote at each ballot. Most recently he was one of Labour’s European election candidates. He was previously the local party's Parliamentary Spokesperson and has campaigned for Labour across the constituency and supported Labour's local Councillors. 

Chris said "I am delighted and honoured to be selected by local members to represent Hertford and Stortford Labour in the next general election.  I have already been busy campaigning in the ward, listening to residents about their local concerns.  It is clear many of them are fed up with this divisive Tory government and want a change which is why I am confident we can improve on our 2017 result.  I am looking forward to speaking to more of you over the coming weeks to show you why I am the right choice to be Hertford and Stortford’s next MP."

David Jacobs, Chair of the Hertford and Stortford Labour, said after the hustings "Chris is a fantastic choice for Hertford and Stortford. He is one of the most dedicated and passionate campaigners I have ever met. His concern for the community shines through every time we speak. We are looking forward to the coming election campaign where I am sure we will continue the Labour renaissance that began earlier in this year when Labour won seats on local town and District councils."  

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