Richard Garvie chosen for election fight by Wellingborough Labour

Richard Garvie
Richard Garvie

The Wellingborough Labour Party has selected its candidate to take on incumbent Peter Bone in the General Election next year.

Richard Garvie, a former broadcaster and regeneration consultant, beat former county councillor James Ashton in a ballot of party members.

Mr Garvie will be hoping to regain the seat from the Conservatives.

Speaking after the selection meeting, Mr Garvie promised to relocate to the constituency soon and said he would work around the clock to win the seat, which has been held by the Tories since 2005.

Mr Garvie said: “The people of Wellingborough and Rushden are facing a real cost of living crisis under this Government, and there is a genuine feeling locally that they deserve better representation in Parliament.”

He added: “I feel passionately about the NHS, and I have already been leading the Northamptonshire ‘Save Our NHS’ campaign. We need more investment, more jobs and more affordable housing in our community, and we also need to sort out the public transport services in this part of the county.”