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Labour select Dan Jarvis for Sheffield Mayor Candidate

Dan Jarvis has been MP for Barnsley Central since 2011 Credit: PA

Labour party members in South Yorkshire have selected Dan Jarvis to contest the Sheffield City Region mayoral election.

Jarvis received 2,584 votes with Ben Curran receiving 1,903. Voters in South Yorkshire will go to the polls on May 3 to decide who they will choose to become the first Mayor of Sheffield.

The former soldier has been MP for Barnsley Central since 2011 and will have to give up his seat should be become Mayor of Sheffield.

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