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Labour selects female candidate
Alison Seabeck
Alison Seabeck works for Local Government Minister Nick Raynsford
The Labour Party has revealed its candidate to fight for the Plymouth Devonport seat at the general election.

Labour decided it should be a women-only candidate list following current MP and transport minister David Jamieson's decision to stand down.

Alison Seabeck was picked by party members on Wednesday night.

Ms Seabeck lives in London and works for Local Government Minister Nick Raynsford. Mr Jamieson won the seat with a 13,000-strong majority in 2001.

The shortlist also included city councillor Sue Dann, lawyer Anne Moore-Williams, party activist Margaret Mythen, and Madlin Sadler, who works for motor company Ford.

Labour said it decided on an all-women shortlist as part of its "long-standing commitment" to redress the balance between the sexes.

Mr Jamieson, 57, has been an MP in Plymouth for the past 13 years. He said he felt he has achieved all he set out to and that it was time to move on.

David Jamieson
17 Oct 02 |  Politics



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