In the coming week Copeland Constituency Labour Party will select their choice of candidate to fight the up coming by election. The election was triggered by the resignation of Jamie Reed a little before Christmas 2016.
There are many local issues political parties will use to campaign for election victory in what was a BRexit area in the EU referendum.
But one big issue is Sellafield pensions. The following is a Labour Party press release Friday:
Unelected PM Theresa May and her Tory government is trying to downgrade the final-salary pension scheme at Sellafield.
In December trade unions representing many of Sellafield’s 10,000 workers wrote to the government warning they cannot support either of the options being considered meaning that industrial action could be on the cards.
The biggest political threat to a Labour Party candidate could come from UKip but surely only on the issue of BRexit?
With local hospital services under threat and UKip leader Paul Nuttall already on record favouring privatisation of our health service how can they win?