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New candidate for Labour vote in Keighley seat
8:40am Saturday 19th October 2013 in News
A second politician has put his name forward to stand as the Labour candidate for the Keighley seat at the next general election.
Yorkshire-born Henri Murison, 29, already has experience in politics after a role on the Newcastle City Council cabinet.
Currently working in financial services, he has recently been involved in a campaign for businesses in Keighley and Ilkley to adopt a living wage for their staff.
Mr Murison, right, who lives in Adding-ham, hopes to be chosen as Labour candidate in a bid to wrest the seat from Conservative Kris Hopkins.
He said: “I’m proud to have been born in Yorkshire, and I’ll always live in the constituency.
“I will be a real leader to get things done in the community. I’ll always spend more time in the constituency than in Parliament.”
The Keighley News reported last week that Councillor Ralph Berry, the man in charge of children’s services at Bradford Council, has also put his name forward as a contender.
The party will make its decision on a candidate in late November.