Liberal Democrat members in Sheffield, aided by Returning Officer Howard Middleton, have picked five more Prospective Parliamentary Candidates (PPCs) to add to Laura Gordon in Sheffield Hallam.
The five are:
- Penistone and Stocksbridge: Hannah Kitching, who scored an awesome win in the May local elections
- Sheffield Brightside and Hillsborough: Stephen Porter, who is also running for the council and started his campaign commendably early
- Sheffield Central: Shaffaq Mohammed, the Lib Dem leader in Sheffield
- Sheffield Heeley: Simon Clement-Jones, Cabinet member for finance back when the Lib Dems last ran the council
- Sheffield South East: Rajin Chowdhury, who I really want to go and hear a talk from
Congratulations one and all, and to the local party for selecting both a good diverse team and for selecting so early.
Having PPCs in place can give a huge boost to the party’s growth and recovery, even in areas where the PPC’s odds of winning are slim. It’s a key role.
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