Dr Rupa Huq will be the Labour candidate in Ealing Central & Acton taking the challenge to the sitting Conservative MP in the 2015 General Election.
Saturday’s (2nd November) packed hustings meeting at Labour’s Ruskin Hall just off Acton High Street saw nearly 150 local Labour party members from across Ealing and Acton come together to select for Dr Rupa Huq to be Labour’s 2015 parliamentary candidate.
Rupa said: “I am absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for Ealing Central & Acton at the next General Election.
“The constituency needs an MP that is prepared to speak up on the issues that matter, to challenge the cuts, to challenge hospital closures rather than roll over and accept the health secretary’s empty assurances, and to fight to revitalise our local high streets and regenerate our communities. I will always stand up for our local communities and fight for a fair deal for Ealing Central & Acton.”
Steve Donnelly, chair of Ealing Central & Acton CLP, said: “Rupa won out from a strong field of candidates wanting to represent the constituency and I look forward to campaigning with her, week in and week out, to win back the seat for Labour.”
Rupa added: “And that campaigning starts now. From Southfield to the South Acton estate, from East Acton to the heart of Hanger Hill and on to Ealing, Walpole and more we’ll be out talking to local residents about what matters to them and campaigning day in day out to deliver on the issues that really count.
“I’ll be at the forefront of Labour’s campaign to challenge the Tory-led government’s cuts and bring hope back to our local communities and look forward to speaking up in parliament for the people of Ealing Central & Acton.”