The result of the Brighton selection process has now been declared. Ms Waters did not win, but the candidate selected seems to be a good choice for Labour. Brighton and Hove Labour Party report:
Purna Sen has been selected to stand in Brighton Pavilion as the Labour Party candidate for the 2015 general election, South East Labour can reveal.
Purna lives in the city and has campaigned for equality and justice in the UK and internationally for many years. Purna has a background in policy, politics, advocacy, campaigning and education. On top of that, she has worked with NGOs and advised governments on promoting justice for all.
Purna said: “Like many residents of Brighton Pavilion I am appalled by the damage being done by the Coalition government. People are struggling to make ends meet and those who need support are condemned as scroungers and cheats.
“I will fight for people who find it hard to pay their fuel bills, who are in danger of losing jobs, who find their rents are too high, who are turning to pay day loan companies – these problems stop people living full lives and taking care of their families.
“Labour leads the way and I will fight to protect their future as well as that of the planet where we live.”
Purna has some strong views with which most of us (Newman excepted) will support. She writes on Malala's birthday:
Purna is a strong supporter of Trade Unions. In commenting about the excellent work undertaken by Brendan Barber (who was also one of her supporters in this contest) she writes:
A candidate who deserves to win win and kick out the dreadful Caroline Lucas whose Green Party has undertaken such savage attacks on trade unionists in Brighton.
In the mean time I also hope Anne Marie Waters finds a seat to contest as we could do with a few more outspoken and independent minded women (and men) in Parliament.