Taliban kidnap victim to stand in Rotherham by-election

Yvonne Ridley
Yvonne Ridley Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Yvonne Ridley, the journalist and war correspondent best known for her capture by the Taliban and subsequent conversion to Islam after release, has been selected to stand for the Respect Party in the Rotherham by-election on November 29, caused by the resignation of shamed Labour MP Denis MacShane.

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