Prospective Parliamentary Candidate
We were very disappointed to lose our excellent, campaigning local Labour MP, Andy Sawford, in the 2015 General Election. Though only elected in 2012, following the by-election caused by the resignation of Tory Louise Mensch, Andy made a real impact during his time as our parliamentary representative, engaging with every community across the constituency and leading some important local initiatives (e.g. to improve employment agency practices within the area).
Beth Miller picked up Andy's mantle as Parliamentary Candidate for the 2017 General Election and again lost narrowly, despite significantly increasing Labour's vote here.
Labour's National Executive Committee is responsible for initiating the selection of Prospective Parliamentary Candidates and we look forward to agreeing who should stand for Labour in the near future.
The calling of the 2017 General Election has taken place during a review of constituency boundaries. The Boundary Commission for England has been tasked with doing this in order to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600. Its findings will be presented to Parliament for agreement in 2018 and implementation at the subsequent General Election.
The Commission's proposals affect the Corby Constituency. See here for the latest boundary change proposals for the constituency.