Three women have been selected for the Labour Party short list of candidates in Copeland. Next week one will be selected to represent the constituency as Labour Party candidate.
The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Labour Party MP and local man Jamie Reed.
Mr Reed joined politics from the Sellafield nuclear industry and is returning to his roots but with a lucrative new job.
He quit Sellafield initially and then quit politics claiming both times he could serve the community better by the move. Was that true or were both moves more self-motivated?
With planned boundary changes looming some MPs may find their constituency vanish or merge with another. This could lead to other resignations ahead of the game.
Friday it was Tristram Hunt quitting for a very lucrative job at the Victoria and Albert Museum London.
Copeland and Mr Hunt's Stoke constituency will both be big challenges for the Labour Party. Both are BRexit areas of the country. This will probably mean that local voters will not favour the Lib Dems but could opt for UKip.
However the current NHS crisis and local issues will be best challenged by a Labour Party representative
The Labour Party short list for Copeland is;