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Preet Kaur Gill MP Unanimously Backed to Stand for Labour in Next General Election

Preet Kaur Gill MP will stand unopposed as the Labour candidate for the Birmingham Edgbaston constituency at the next General Election, it has been confirmed today (Thursday 10th March 2022).

Edgbaston Labour confirmed today that the sitting MP had been successful in the selection process, receiving the support of all branches and affiliates and therefore unanimously re-selected by the party.

As part of the selection process, all Labour branches chose to reselect Ms Gill as well as 33 trade union branches and affiliates including the Co-Operative Party, Irish Society, Unite, GMB, Unison, Usdaw, Aslef, Jewish Labour Movement, Birmingham Fabians and the Socialist Health Association.

Welcoming the announcement from the party, Preet Kaur Gill MP said: “I am delighted that party members and the wider Labour movement have put their trust in me once again to be their representative for our constituency.

“Being the MP for Birmingham Edgbaston, where I grew up, has been the greatest honour of my life. Since being elected I have voted more than 745 times, asked 1,700 parliamentary questions and spoken in over 200 debates. Time and again, I’ve worked hard to represent local residents on the issues that matter most to them.

"During the pandemic, casework soared with so many people writing to me and calling to ask for help. Over the last four years, I’ve supported more than 31,000 people with a range of issues. I am particularly proud to have been named the Patchwork Foundation’s MP of the year in 2020 which recognised the work I have done in creating a mentoring programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds and advancing the concerns of minority groups.

“But it is the successes I’ve had with local campaigns that brings me the greatest pride. Alongside Labour supporters and local residents, we protested to keep our banks open on Harborne High Street. I have worked with the police on Saif Lodge, to ensure that the first example in the country of substandard exempt accommodation was permanently closed. I’ve also worked hard in Birmingham to ensure we improve the state of our roads. Now that the council has put an end to the disastrous Tory PFI contract with Amey, I have worked with our excellent Labour councillors to see that Edgbaston constituency gets a considerable proportion of the £100 million investment to repair and resurface our roads.

“But there is so much more for me to do for communities across our constituency. I will continue to work tirelessly to represent the interests of everyone and look forward to contesting the next General Election as Labour’s candidate”.

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