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Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.
Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.
Theresa May says the government is developing a nationwide modern industrial strategy, which will be tailor made for regions like Cumbria.
Carlisle Conservative MP, John Stevenson, asked Theresa May during PMQ's today, if the government would commit to a strategy which takes into account Cumbria's tourism, nuclear and agricultural industries.
The government says the strategy will make the economy work for everyone and deliver highly skilled, highly paid jobs, and develop more competitive world-leading businesses:
MPs are voting this afternoon on whether to back Theresa May's demand for a snap general election.
Parties across Cumbria and the south of Scotland will begin selecting their candidates to fight the election on 8 June.
Former Carlisle MP Eric Martlew believes Labour could regain control of the city from the Conservatives but thinks the party should've pushed for the date of the vote to be delayed.
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The eight MPs in Cumbria and the south of Scotland have confirmed to ITV Border that they hope to stand for re-election in June.
With a second General Election in just over two years looming, find out which MPs in Cumbria and the south of Scotland hope to stand again.