By Maya Evans
I am deeply disappointed not to have made the longlist to be Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hastings and Rye constituency. I have not been given any reason or evidence as to why I did not make the longlist, despite trade union backing which should have guaranteed my place according to Labour’s rules.
I will continue to work hard for Hastings Labour, especially in my role as deputy leader of the council, and as lead for housing and community development. I have lived and worked in Hastings for nearly 20 years – nothing and no one will extinguish my desire to stand up for our community.
I would like to thank everyone who supported my campaign, especially the trade unions Unite, ASLEF and TSSA. As Saturday’s massive cost-of-living demonstration in London showed, our trade unions are more important now than ever.
Though my campaign has proved short-lived, I…
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