Lee Sherriff is aiming to be the first ever female MP in Cumbria. The mother of 3 from Carlisle has been selected as Labour's Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the city. The seat is number 15 on the list of Labour target seats for the next election. John Bevir reports.
Carlisle woman Lee Sherriff has been selected to be the Labour candidate for Carlisle at the next General Election.
The announcement followed a ballot of members at a hustings meeting at Tullie House in the city centre.
The 39 year old is a former retail worker and is currently a City Councillor for Harraby ward.
After the announcement, Lee Sherriff said:
“I’m honoured to have been chosen by Labour Party members to be their candidate at the next General Election. I’ve lived in Carlisle since childhood. It’s my home and I would never have considered standing anywhere else.