Following the retirement of Andrew Smith, Anneliese Dodds has been selected to be the parliamentary candidate for Oxford East.
Anneliese is a Labour MEP for the South East of England and is a seasoned campaigner in Oxford.
Anneliese lives in the heart of Oxford East, where she is raising her young family.
Anneliese Dodds said:
“It is a privilege and an honour to be selected as Labour’s candidate for Oxford East, my home seat and a place I love so much.
“Andrew Smith has been an outstanding MP for our area, working tirelessly to deliver for people across our community. I want to thank him for his 40 years of dedication to Oxford East as both Cllr and MP.
“His are big shoes to fill, but I am determined to be the strong voice our area needs after 7 years of damaging Tory cuts.
“My main priority for Oxford East is countering the Tories' extreme and chaotic approach to Brexit. If elected I would use my contacts across Europe to protect trade and scientific links which are so important to the local economy. “
Note to editors
Selection is still subject to final NEC approval – NEC meets next week to approve candidates.