Today, Saturday 3rd August, Labour Party members in the Broxtowe Constituency have selected Nick Palmer as their candidate for the next general election.
Nick was selected following an all member hustings meeting which was held in Chilwell. As the former MP for Broxtowe, Nick understands the needs of local people and was rated as one of the most responsive MPs in Britain. He is determined to use his campaigning experience to win back the seat for Labour at the 2015 general election.
Following the selection Nick said: “I am honoured that Labour Party members in Broxtowe have put their trust in me as their candidate for the next general election and I promise that I won’t let them down. What’s more, I want to speak for the thousands of constituents who are dissatisfied with their current parties or have no party at all – and who want an MP who will listen and help make the idea of One Nation a reality.
“The Tory-led government’s plan for jobs and growth is failing and families here in Broxtowe are paying the price. It’s time that the Tories and the Lib Dems got the message that tax cuts for millionaires at a time when 470 young people in Broxtowe are out of work and long term unemployment has risen by 90% just isn’t right.
“David Cameron promised change, but nothing is changing. Broxtowe cannot afford five more years of Tory drift. We need an MP that will work hard to give local people a voice in Westminster and who will stand up and fight for our hard-working families and businesses.
“Winning here in Broxtowe is very important for the Labour Party, but I know it won’t be an easy task. I am determined to be part of a One Nation Labour that will rebuild Britain, that will work to tackle the growing problem of youth unemployment and that will make sure that we build an economy that works for everyone whilst fighting to protect our vital services such as our NHS.”