Sarah Champion selected as Labour's candidate in Rotherham by-election

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."

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