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Election 2017: Angelina Leatherbarrow chosen as Labour candidate for Romford

PUBLISHED: 13:49 03 May 2017 | UPDATED: 13:49 03 May 2017

Angelina Leatherbarrow has been chosen as the Labour candidate for Romford. Picture: Sam Gould.

Angelina Leatherbarrow has been chosen as the Labour candidate for Romford. Picture: Sam Gould.

Sam Gould

An NHS worker has been chosen as the Labour parliamentary candidate for the Romford constituency.

Angelina Leatherbarrow, 41, former chair of the Romford Labour Party, discovered she had won the nomination yesterday.

The candidate lives in Romford with her young family and believes she can be successful with only four weeks left to the election.

“I am elated,” she said.

“I am really glad that we got the nomination. I hope to hit the campaign trail pretty quickly.”

Ms Leatherbarrow works for the NHS as a patient experience facilitator and believes she can beat Andrew Rosindell who has represented the Romford seat since 2001.

“I wouldn’t have done this if I didn’t think I could be successful,” she continued.

“Romford is ready for a change in leadership.”

The mum-of-two said she wants to be a voice for all residents.

“I want to represent communities that feel vulnerable,” she continued.

“That don’t feel that the current Tory government represents them.”

According to her team, Ms Leatherbarrow has five key pledges including keeping a triple-lock on state pensions, increasing funding for social care, the NHS and schools.

She added: “I want to ensure that Brexit works out best for people that have got fears and concerns about it.”

The candidate added that she will campaign for a soft Brexit that represents everybody not just a few.

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