Liverpool Labour's Theresa Griffin to fight BNP's Nick Griffin at 2014 European elections
LIVERPOOL Labour party member Theresa Griffin has been selected to fight the European election in 2014.
Ms Griffin narrowly missed out on a seat in 2009 as the number three on the Labour party list - when Nick Griffin sneaked a seat for the BNP.
Next year Arlene McCarthy will top the Labour list, but the other sitting MEP Brian Simpson is retiring. Opening the prospect for Ms Griffin to be second on the list and secure another Merseyside MEP.
Ms Griffin is currently a regional organiser for UNISON, and was a city councillor in the 1990s representing Netherley.
She said: "I am delighted to have been shortlisted for the European Elections in 2014 and look forward to working as part of a campaigning Labour team.
"I want to be a strong voice for Merseyside and the North West in Europe - fighting for a European Youth Jobs Guarantee, bringing more inward investment into Liverpool City Region and keeping public services public.
"I look forward to taking the fight to the far-right and BNP and playing my part in getting rid of Nick Griffin."
Other shortlisted candidates for the Labour list are: Angeliki Stogia (Manchester), Steve Carter (Macclesfield), Kevin Doran (Brussels), Afzal Khan (Manchester), Olwen Hamar (Stoke), Wajid Khan (Burnley), Pascale Lamb (London).