New Labour candidate will ‘fight hard’ for Rugby

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A long standing member of Rugby Borough Council has been selected as Labour’s new prospective parliamentary candidate for the town.

Claire Edwards will stand as a prospective parliamentary candidate for Labour in the next general election representing Rugby and Bulkington.

Former Labour candidate Andy King stood down following the last general election in 2010 when Conservative Mark Pawsey won the seat.

Cllr Edwards, who has been a borough councillor for more than a decade, said: “I am hugely honoured to have been selected as Labour’s candidate. What happens here matters to me. People here are suffering from the rising cost of living, whilst this Tory-led Government is doing nothing to help.

“Prices are going up, but family budgets aren’t. Local people are seeing their living standards fall. That has got to change.”

Cllr Edwards said if she was to win the seat she would tackle ‘rip-off’ energy companies.

She added: “Rugby is my home and I can care what happens here.

“I’ll be fighting hard for local people and priorities. I will always do what is best for Rugby, not Westminster.”