Rachel Holliday, who was named Cumbria Woman of the Year and is part of the We Need West Cumberland Hospital campaign group, hopes to be selected as Labour’s Parliamentary by-election candidate. Copeland councillor Gillian Troughton, a borough and county councillor, has also formally entered the race to succeed Jamie Reed – who will stand down as MP at the end of January. Local Labour members will attend a hustings on January 19 to choose their candidate from the shortlist. Mrs Holliday, a Whitehaven mum-of-two, founded the Calderwood House hostel to help homeless people including ex-servicemen. The former Sellafield worker said retaining local health services and campaigning against pension changes threatening thousands of nuclear workers would be top of her agenda.
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