Labour MP Rosie Cooper has been re-selected to fight the West Lancashire Parliamentary seat in the 2015 General Election.
Rosie was first elected to represent West Lancashire in 2005 and was re-elected at the general election in 2010. She is the first female MP in West Lancashire’s history and will now be seeking election for a third term.
Prior to a general election all sitting Labour MPs are required to be reaffirmed as the candidate by the Constituency Labour Party. Following her successful re-selection as the Labour Party candidate, MP Rosie said:
“It is a great honour and privilege to serve the residents of West Lancashire and to do so on behalf of the West Lancashire Labour Party. I am delighted to have the chance to seek re-election for a third term.
“My priority as a constituency MP is to work hard on behalf of local residents to get the best possible deal for them. It is what they deserve. It is my sincere desire to continue working hard for the people of West Lancashire up to 2015 and beyond.
“I would like to thank the Labour Party members for their continued backing and support.
“During my time as MP in West Lancashire there has been some significant developments delivered including the £42 million West Lancashire College, the £3 million West Lancashire Health Centre at Ormskirk Hospital, an additional 17,000 NHS dental places.
“However, there is still a great deal to be done including delivering on the redevelopment of Skelmersdale town centre, improved public transport, reinstating the Burscough Curves, tackling flooding and the provision of a new cemetery and crematorium.”
West Lancashire Labour Group Deputy Leader, Borough and County Councillor Terry Aldridge said:
“It is great news that MP Rosie has been re-selected to stand as the Labour Party candidate in the 2015 general election.
“I have lived in West Lancashire for 47 years and have seen many MPs come and go during that time. I absolutely believe that we couldn’t have a harder working, more tenacious and battling MP standing up for the people of West Lancashire.
“I will be working with Rosie to get her re-elected in 2015 so that she can continue to be West Lancashire’s voice in Westminster.”