Neil Coyle is the first of London’s battleground candidates to be selected
NEIL COYLE has been selected by members of Bermondsey and Old Southwark Labour Party to be their Parliamentary candidate at the next General Election.
Neil, 34, is Deputy Cabinet Member for Welfare on the London Borough of Southwark and helps run a national anti-poverty charity. Bermondsey and Old Southwark is the first of a dozen constituencies across London identified as battleground seats at the next General Election to select.
Neil Coyle said: “I am delighted to win selection to be Labour’s candidate in Bermondsey and Old Southwark.
“We will be taking the fight directly to Simon Hughes to expose his duplicity as part of the Tory-led Government.
“The failure of Simon Hughes and his out-of-touch Coalition has left thousands of local families struggling to make ends meet.
“We need an MP who will deliver jobs and growth and put the people of Bermondsey and Old Southwark first.
George Foulkes, Chair of Bermondsey and Old Southwark Labour Party said: “Neil is a fantastic hard-working campaigner in-touch with the people of Bermondsey and Old Southwark. He’s an inspirational local candidate with national credibility in his campaigns for disability rights. He will be a brilliant candidate and an even better MP.”