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Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs

13th May 2017

Parliamentary Candidates the LRC Particularly Backs

Good Guys

Here are some Labour candidates you will be proud and privileged to campaign for.
We think Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North), John McDonnell (Hayes and Harlington) and Diane Abbot (Hackney North and Stoke Newington) are safe in their constituencies, but back them up anyway.

Lend a hand in:
• Battersea (currently Tory) to Marsha de Cordova
      Blyth Valley to Ronnie Campbell
• Bolsover to Dennis Skinner
      Brighton Kemptown to Lloyd Russell-Moyle,
• Broxtowe to Greg Marshall (taking on Anna Soubry)
• Derby North to Chris Williamson (Tory majority just 412 in 2015)
’    East Worthing & Shoreham to Sophie Cook,
• Edmonton to Kate Osamor
• Hastings and Rye to Peter Chowney
• Islington South and Finsbury to Emily Thornberry
• Lancaster and Fleetwood to Cat Smith (majority 1,265 in 2015)
• Leeds East to Richard Burgon
• North West Durham to Laura Pidcock
• Norwich South to Clive Lewis
      Rochdale to Tony LLoyd
• Rotheram to Sarah Champion
• Salford and Eccles to Rebecca Long-Bailey
• Wansbeck to Ian Lavery
      Weaver Vale to Mike Amesbury
• Wirral West to Margaret Greenwood (majority just 417 in 2015)

This campaigning tool from Momentum may be helpful here
Readers and supporters are welcome to nominate other candidates to the list.

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