The Labour Party has confirmed Graeme Currie will again stand as its Parliamentary candidate for North Shropshire in the General Election in December.

Mr Currie was Labour's candidate in the 2015 and 2017 General Elections and is proud to be running again for opposition party.

He also thinks residents want to hear more than just about Brexit in the coming weeks.

“I'm delighted to be selected again to represent the Labour Party for North Shropshire," he said. "I love living in north Shropshire, I chose to move here 15 years ago with my family, and I wouldn’t live anywhere else.

“This election is about more than Brexit, I want to see a Britain that works for the many, not the few.

"That a means building a fairer and more just society, tackling poverty, ending the housing crisis, investing in a productive economy, tackling the Climate Emergency, giving schools funding they need, and restoring the NHS to its place as the envy of the world.

"I believe that this is a once in a lifetime election to make the real change we need.”

Currie believes that Labour can win the North Shropshire seat from Owen Paterson.

He added: "Labour can win in north Shropshire.

"In the 2017 General Election more than 17,000 people voted Labour here and the Lib Dem vote collapsed. It’s a two-horse race between the sitting [Mr] Paterson and Labour.

"Some people tell me that this is always going to be a Tory area, but it doesn’t have to be that way. In the recent past Labour was only just over 2,000 votes away from winning.

"Almost everyone I meet here shares Labour’s values.

"We want to help and look out for each other, get treated quickly when we’re sick, make sure our kids get the best education possible, Labour's plans are common sense."