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Labour Activists Stage Walkout As Party Chooses By-Election Candidate

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Labour has chosen its candidate for the Wakefield by-election

Labour activists staged a walkout as the party chose its candidate for a crunch by-election.

Simon Lightwood was picked to stand in Wakefield following a controversial selection process.

The by-election is taking place after the previous Tory MP, Imran Ahmad Khan, resigned after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage boy.

HuffPost UK revealed last week that Keir Starmer’s office had blocked the deputy leader of the local council, Jack Hemingway, from standing over his previous support for Jeremy Corbyn.

At the final selection meeting today, the Wakefield constituency Labour party’s........

© HuffPost

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