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Alan Johnson Endorses Labour’s “New Generation”

Former Senior Cabinet Minister Alan Johnson today threw his weight behind Labour’s “New Generation” in the wake of a working breakfast meeting with Tranby Ward Candidates Dan Palmer and Josh Newlove. 

Mr. Palmer (29) and 19-year-old Josh Newlove are hoping to be elected to represent Anlaby and Anlaby Common on East Riding County Council when the area goes to the polls in May. 

“Dan Palmer is exactly what the Labour Party needs – a well-respected local businessman who wants to make a positive difference in his community. He is an extremely likeable, competent young man who will be an asset to the local team. He is a dedicated Labour Party member who is keen to take up the issues and concerns affecting residents”, said the Hull West and Hessle MP. 

Mr. Johnson held four Cabinet positions and served as Labour’s Shadow Chancellor at a crucial time in confronting the Tory led Government’s cuts programme. He was impressed by the knowledge and hard work of Mr. Newlove, a former Head Boy at his local comprehensive school; “Josh is an extremely hardworking and passionate young candidate who increased Labour’s share of the vote in the Willerby & Kirk Ella by-election by 400% . As a student, he brings fresh ideas to the party and I wish him every success.”



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Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.


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