Sarah Champion has been selected as Labour's candidate in the Rotherham by-election. She runs the Bluebell Wood children's hospice in South Yorkshire.
After her selection, she said: "I'm proud to have been chosen to be the Labour Party candidate to become Rotherham's next MP.
"I promise I'll always put Rotherham first and be a strong voice for the fantastic people of this town, standing up for them against this utterly out of touch Tory-led government.
"Our next MP needs to be someone who will fight for a fairer deal - a fair deal on energy prices, no unfair hike in fuel duty, and someone who can help bring jobs and investment to this town."
England should have a 'regional government for the North', a West Yorkshire MP has claimed.
MPs from the region have clashed in the Commons over calls to allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote.
Ministers deny claims by a Yorkshire MP that talks aimed at securing affordable insurance cover for flood risk homes are 'in disarray'.