Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC)
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 has decided that the next PPC will be selected from a All-Women Shortlist (AWS). The CLP's Executive is currently making preparations for the next selection which will be initiated shortly. Any eligible member will be able to nominate themselves for consideration for the PPC role. Local members will make the final choice through a secret ballot.
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.