Steve Rotheram crushes rivals to win Labour candidacy in Walton
No surprise that Liverpool's former Lord Mayor Steve Rotheram won the Labour candidacy for Walton.
It all be guarantees that he will be the next MP for the ultra-safe seat, where he will replace Peter Kilfoyle.
But the level of his victory is astonishing. Cllr Rotheram crushed his rivals. His four rivals could only muster 12 votes to his 101.
Like I've said previously it was never in doubt once his name was on the ballot paper, but he will be pleased to have won so decicively.
Sending Cllr Rotheram to parliament will however, leave Liverpool Labour leader Joe Anderson with a big hole to fill on his frontbench, as Cllr Rotheram is the party's culture spokesman.
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