HOUGHTON and Sunderland South MP Bridget Phillipson has been reselected to fight for the seat in the next General Election.
Labour party members unanimously backed Ms Phillipson at a selection meeting, and the news was announced by the party this afternoon.
The next General Election is due to take place in 2015.
Ms Phillipson MP said: “It’s an privilege to be unanimously re-selected by local members and affiliates as Labour’s candidate for the Houghton and Sunderland South constituency to fight the General Election in 2015.
“Since my election in 2010, I have fought hard for my constituents both at Westminster and locally. I know that in these tough times, local residents need a strong voice standing up for their concerns in Parliament and that is my focus.”
The formal count was carried out on Monday July 29, where votes were cast from all eight branches in the constituency and affiliated parties and Trade Unions.
Ms Phillipson was the first MP elected in the 2010 General Election, becoming one of the youngest MPs in the House of Parliament.