Pakes picked as Labour candidate

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ANDREW Pakes has been nominated as the Labour Party parliamentary candidate for Milton Keynes.

After an unsuccessful campaign to win the Milton Keynes North seat in 2010, when he lost out to current MP Mark Lancaster, Andrew has thrown his hat in the ring once again for the Labour group.

Born and brought up in Milton Keynes, Andrew attended Ousedale school in Newport Pagnell, before going to University. If elected to Parliament he would be the first ever Milton Keynes born person to represent Milton Keynes.

He said: “I am delighted to have been chosen by local supporters to represent Labour in the City. Although we do not yet know what the constituency boundaries will be, except that they will not be the same as last time, I will be speaking and working for the whole of Milton Keynes”

Andrew was Labour’s candidate at the last General Election for Milton Keynes North. Born and brought up in Milton Keynes, Andrew attended Ousedale school in Newport Pagnell, before going to University.

If elected to Parliament he would be the first ever Milton Keynes born person to represent Milton Keynes. South East regional spokesman and Shadow Health Secretary John Healey said Milton Keynes was integral to Labour winning back the South.

He said: “Winning back Labour support in the South in places like Milton Keynes is a big part of winning our way back into Government. With Andrew Pakes, people in Milton Keynes now have a strong and talented Labour candidate ready to take the fight to David Cameron’s Tories.”

Milton Keynes Constituency Labour Party chairperson Camilla Turnbull said: “We’re delighted to have Andrew representing Labour in Milton Keynes.

He is an excellent candidate who I know will work extremely hard both for Labour and for the people of Milton Keynes. We’re honoured to have him as part of the team.”