Chris Ostrowski was selected to be Labour’s candidate in the Norwich North by-election this afternoon.
Mr Ostrowski said after the selection:
“It’s a privilege to get the chance to go from here and speak with my friends and all of the people in Norwich North to ask them to vote for me to become their MP.
“Labour has an excellent record in Norwich. We have delivered seven Sure Start children’s centres across the city – in 1997 there were none.
“Crime is falling and the number of police officers is rising.
“Labour have introduced Neighbourhood Policing to help clamp down on anti-social behaviour in our streets and parks and they are working.
“But there is still so much more to do. I know that Norwich is a great place to live, and it deserves the best.
“So let me be clear- we will run a positive campaign.
“We will proudly talk up Labour’s achievements and we will always be proud of Norwich.
“However, where I think that the threat of Conservative cuts could damage Norwich or hurt the chances of its people, I will speak out.
“This is not negative campaigning, and I will not needlessly raise fears, but people deserve to have the choice put in front of them, and I will always do that.
“I look forward to an energetic and fair campaign, and I can’t wait to go from here and meet the voters.”
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