Could you challenge Lucy Allan MP at the next election?

Could you challenge Lucy Allan MP at the next election?

If you plan to stand for The Labour Party and you happen to be a bloke, then no.

Telford Labour Party will select from an all female shortlist. At the last election, Cllr Kuldip Sahota got within 730 votes of victory, making Telford a key target constituency for Jeremy Corbyns party.

From the website: Applications should be made on the standard form which can be obtained from, and should be returned to, the Procedures Secretary Tim Finch at t.j.finch@gmail.com.

The deadline for the receipt of applications is Monday 5th February.

Any candidates successfully long listed will need to be available for interview on the afternoon/evening of Tuesday 27th February 2018.

The final selection meeting will take place on Sunday 18th March 2018.

17 thoughts on “Could you challenge Lucy Allan MP at the next election?

  • January 30, 2018 at 10:00 pm
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    Melanie Smith you’re always challenging her (sadly not to a duel) xxx

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:04 pm
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    Would any other political party get away with racism, antisemitism and sexism like the Labour Party does? I don’t understand how they do it.

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    • January 31, 2018 at 6:48 am
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      It’s because those allegations are unsubstantiated. People think it’s like this because of selective media reporting but also because they are more open and so exposed to scrutiny. There is a big difference between antisemetism and disagreeing with what’s happening in Palestine. The media created a storm over it and it’s stuck. People in the Labour Party have been expelled – I don’t see that happening in the Tories and other parties where racist language and opinions are frequently expressed -as I said -less open and better at sweeping things under the carpet. Women only shortlist’s are acceptable where a party is addressing an imbalance I for one am fed up of being governed by a party full of white , mostly Oxbridge educated men with a few token women one of whom is the PM who has been set up to take the fall for all this Brexit rubbish instead of getting on and tackling the deepening inequalities in our society.

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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    I do not usually comment on politics however, looking for a woman only IS sexist. It works both ways. What about being elected on the persons merits?

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:06 pm
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    The Labour party seem to be showing there true colours lately. Sexism,racism what’s next!

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:16 pm
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    Liam Griffiths why don’t you register pal you can show them all your amazing views

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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    Maybe they will select another Diane Abbott type and make Telford a laughing stock of the midlands

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:33 pm
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    What if I wanted to run for MP but not stand for Labour as I don’t believe in Labour policies or the Labour leadership?
    What other parties will be looking to seriously represent Telford?

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  • January 30, 2018 at 10:45 pm
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    Ian Allan Smith Jordan Robinson enjoy the latest equality of the local labour party

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  • January 31, 2018 at 12:56 pm
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    Given Ms Allan’s, in my opinion, appalling record as a supposed representative of Telford, Labour are running a real risk here of shooting themselves in the foot and letting her back in by the back door. There is nothing wrong in Labour encouraging more women to apply due to underrepresentation (why do no parties mention the far greater underrepresentation of people with disabilities?) but an all-female list will just allow the Tories to divert attention away from their calamitous performance by going on about political correctness gone mad. Ms Allan has got away with making claims on her website re benefit fraud and A&E stats that are not even close to being true. I repeatedly and politely asked for her help re shocking disability discrimination (a case that Disability Rights UK highlighted at the UN) and received no help, just broken promises and a callous and cold indifference. I have a low opinion of politicians but Lucy Allan has surprised even me. Telford deserves much better so Labour need to pull their finger out.

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