Got this press release yesterday:
Conservative Party members in Leigh have selected Shazia Awan as the Conservative party candidate to fight the Leigh constituency at the General Election.
Shazia an experienced campaigner and well respected entrepreneur will stand at the next general election against sitting Labour MP and Cabinet Minister Andy Burnham. The election must take place by 3rd June 2010.
Congrats to Shazia – she’s written for PP before and is a strong entrepreneur.
Over at the Operation Black Vote blog, Lester Holloway points out:
So far, Labour has selected a total of 30 candidates from African, Asian and other visible minority ethnic backgrounds. If Gordon Brown has a good election â€“ denying David Cameron an overall majority â€“ Labour could end up with as many as 21 BME MPs.
He has a good analysis of the chances of various ethnic minority Labour candidates too.
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