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POLITICAL FUTURE: Watford Labour chooses MP hopeful for next election

 Published on: 25th July 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Watford branch of the Labour Party has chosen the man who’ll be standing as their parliamentary candidate at the next general election.

Currently a borough councillor in the Holywell ward of Watford, Matt Turmaine is the man who will look to unseat Conservative incumbent Dean Russell as the town’s MP when the next vote rolls around in 2024.

Mr Turmaine was born and raised in Amersham, but moved to Watford more than a decade ago. He worked at the BBC for 15 years, and has been a part of the health and social care sector for the past eight.

Mr Turmaine has been a member of the Labour Party since 2004, when he was living in London. He joined Watford Borough Council in 2012.

It will not be his first time running for local MP either, having come in second in the 2015 general election.

Speaking after his selection, he  said; “I am honoured to have been chosen by the members of Watford Labour Party to represent them at the next General Election. I cannot wait to get stuck in and begin the hard work that will be needed to turn Watford red and put Keir Starmer into Number 10 Downing Street!

“As a local candidate, we will start the work immediately to make Watford a Labour gain at the next General Election, which for the good people of Watford cannot come soon enough.”

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