LABOUR'S Katie White has been selected to run for the new Leeds North West Labour Parliamentary seat in the next General Election following the hustings at Guiseley Theatre on November 18.

The new seat, which replaces the former Leeds North West seat, keeps Adel and Wharfedale along with Otley and Yeadon council wards, loses Weetwood and Headingley, but incorporates Guiseley, Rawdon and Horsforth.

Katie said: “The selection campaign was one that generated a huge number of ideas and excitement at what we can achieve as a new seat. I am delighted to have won and be in the position to harness these ideas, excitement and optimism and take them forward as we approach an election year.

“I plan to lead the General Election campaign with the same determination and energy that I did in the selection campaign. Leeds has only ever elected two female Labour MPs. Alice Bacon in 1945 and Rachel Reeves in 2010. I intend to be the third. I will represent my constituents with the same dedication and passion as Alice did and that Rachel continues to do. 

“I was born and brought up in the constituency. I know what we are capable of achieving. We deserve proper, dedicated representation in the halls of Westminster, and I pledge to listen to all in every town and village within this brand-new seat.”