Jack Straw's son selected as Labour 2015 candidate

Will Straw, the son of former Foreign Secretary Jack Straw, has been selected as the Labour candidate for the Rossendale and Darwen seat at the next general election.

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I am deeply honoured to be Labour's candidate for Rossendale & Darwen. Now our campaign starts to win back this seat.

The constituency's incumbent MP is the Conservative Jake Berry, currently parliamentary private secretary to cabinet minister Grant Shapps.

Jack Straw, now 67, served as Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary under Tony Blair and Lord Chancellor under Gordon Brown.

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