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Lee Sheriff will not stand in 2017 General Election

Labour's candidate for the Carlisle constituency in the 2015 General Election has revealed she will not stand this time around.

Lee Sheriff lost out to Conservative John Stevenson by 2,774 votes.

WATCH: Prime Minister will develop tailored industrial strategy for regions like Cumbria

Theresa May says the government is developing a nationwide modern industrial strategy, which will be tailor made for regions like Cumbria.

Carlisle Conservative MP, John Stevenson, asked Theresa May during PMQ's today, if the government would commit to a strategy which takes into account Cumbria's tourism, nuclear and agricultural industries.

The government says the strategy will make the economy work for everyone and deliver highly skilled, highly paid jobs, and develop more competitive world-leading businesses:

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