Saturday, December 05, 2009
Jenny Chapman was selected this afternoon as Labour's candidate for the next General Election.
I'm not sure the actual voting figures will be released, but I can reveal Jenny won comprehensively, ahead of Pat McCourt, Dan Whittle and Ash McGregor. All the candidates should receive credit for the positive nature of their campaigns - certainly, Darlington Labour Party has emerged stronger from the selection procedure.
Jenny will be a first-class candidate for Labour, with impeccable local credentials. Very bad news for any lingering Tory hopes next year!