Duncan Enright has been selected as Labour’s candidate in the Witney by-election taking place on 20 October.
Duncan, a West Oxfordshire Councillor since 2012, also stood against the then Prime Minister David Cameron at the General Election in 2015, coming a clear second with a record swing and almost winning more votes than UKIP, Lib Dem, Green and other candidates put together.
Duncan has pledged to put the issues that are important to Witney at the heart of his campaign.
Speaking after his selection, Duncan said: “it’s an honour to be selected as Labour’s candidate for Witney.
“There’s never been a more important time for Witney to have a strong, local voice in Parliament standing up for the issues that matter to people across the constituency. This Tory Government is doing immense damage to our area as they push ahead with plans to turn secondary schools in Witney into secondary moderns by bringing back the bad old days of grammar schools, damage our local economy through failing to invest in local transport infrastructure, and preside over the deterioration of local health services.
“I am looking forward to taking Labour’s arguments out on the campaign trail. Witney is a great place to live and I am proud to live and to have brought my three children up here. But we need to make sure it continues to thrive for everyone."