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.
After the 2017 General Election, Labour's National Executive Committee decided that the next PPC will be selected from a All-Women Shortlist (AWS). All eligible members of the CLP were entitled to participate in the selection of a candidate and Beth Miller was selected again at the hustings held on 14th January 2018.
We look forward to Beth leading our campaign from now until the next parliamentary election: she is an excellent local voice for Corby & East Northamptonshire. To find out more about Beth, click here.
There is currently 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.
We await Parliament's final decision on constituency boundary changes which is expected to be known in late-2018 and applied at the next General Election.