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WIGAN MEMBER CHOSEN AS LABOUR CANDIDATE FOR PARLIAMENTARY BY-ELECTION

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Neil Turner, a former chairman of Wigan MBC's highways committee, has been chosen by party members as the Labour ca...
Neil Turner, a former chairman of Wigan MBC's highways committee, has been chosen by party members as the Labour candidate for a parliamentary by-election, reports The Daily Post (p7).

The Wigan member was selected ahead of a Ed Owen, special adviser to the home secretary, Jack Straw.

The by-election follows the death of Roger Stott, who was the parliamentary private secretary to Jim Callaghan when he was Labour's last prime minister. The by-election is to take place on 23 September.

There is little danger that Labour will lose the seat. Mr Stott had a majority of just under 23,000 in 1997.
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