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Junior Accident & Emergency doctor selected as Labour candidate for Tooting

Junior doctor selected as Labour candidate for Tooting. Credit: @DrRosena

Junior doctor and Labour councillor Rosena Allin-Khan has been selected as the party's candidate for the Tooting by-election.

Born and raised in the area, Dr Allin-Khan works as an emergency doctor at St George's Hospital and is also deputy leader of Wandsworth Labour group.

Labour has selected a great candidate to fight the Tooting by-election. Rosena Allin-Khan is a local doctor who is committed to defending local NHS Services.

– Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

Dr Allin-Khan describes herself as passionate about the NHS, her family and singing. Expressing his delight at her selection, the new London mayor tweeted:

Sadiq Khan's election as mayor of London last week triggered the fight for the south London seat.