BREAKING NEWS Luciana Berger wins Labour race for Wavertree
So after months of waiting the Wavertree constituency Labour party has chosen Luciana Berger to be their candidate for the general election.
I understand that she won comfortably against Wendy Simon and Joyce Still.
Miss Berger said: "I'm proud to have been selected as Labour's candidate and the campaign starts here to keep Liverpool Wavertree Labour.
"Jane Kennedy has served as MP with great pride and passion and I know she has found it a tremendous privilege to represent Liverpool Wavertree for more than 18 years.
"Jane will be a hard act to follow but I'm determined to make Labour's campaign a success and I will be fighting on the issues that matter to all the people of Wavertree.
"Labour is determined to secure growth not choke off recovery and protect the great investment that's been made in our schools, the NHS and the Police.
"In this year's election there's a big choice between Labour or a Tory Government who threaten all the good work that's been done in this city during the last 12 years.
"Sadly the Lib Dem Council has been branded the 'worst council in the country' and opportunities have already been missed. I'm determined that Liverpool Wavertree has the Labour voice it needs standing up and fighting for a fair deal for all."
James Noakes, vice chairman of Liverpool Wavertree Labour Party, said: "We're delighted the members have selected Luciana and I'm confident that whenever the election comes Labour now has the best candidate for Liverpool Wavertree.
"Jane Kennedy will be a hard act to follow but in Luciana we have a candidate who will give us fresh leadership and great enthusiasm.
"Labour has taken the right choices to support the economy, helping businesses and families in Liverpool Wavertree through the downturn.
"At the General Election people have a choice: Luciana will stand up and fight for a fair deal for all in Liverpool Wavertree."