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TSSA member selected for parliamentary seat

25 June 2013

Nancy Platts, a TSSA member and former employee of the union, has been selected by Brighton Kemptown Labour Party to be their candidate at the 2015 general election.

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A longstanding member, Nancy has been a champion of rail issues and TSSA policies in the Labour Party. She fought an exemplary, but tough, campaign to be selected and was actively supported by the Association.

TSSA has been implementing a political programme to support our members into office – from council level up to Parliament and this is a major victory for TSSA’s approach. To ensure we have not just allies but members themselves in elected office, TSSA has been supporting candidates right through the process of applying and seeking selection.

It was a hard fought contest – with Nancy’s main rival being backed by the Progress faction. Through the joint efforts of TSSA, Unite and GMB and an experienced and hardworking TSSA member as the candidate, the result was a comprehensive victory by 126 votes to 48. Now comes the real task of working with Nancy to ensure a Labour victory in Brighton Kemptown in 2015.
 

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