Labour Party selects Mike Smith-Clare to run to be Great Yarmouth’s next MP
The Labour Party have selected their candidate to run to be Great Yarmouth's next MP.
Mike Smith-Clare lives with his partner and their family in the town.
In 2017, Mr Smith-Clare received an MBE in the Queen's New Year honours for his community work.
A spokesman for the party said: 'For the last 15 years Mike has created and developed innovative, common sense solutions to the challenges facing people in our borough.'
MORE: Charity worker Mike Smith-Clare collects MBE from the QueenMr Smith-Clare is active in the community as a school governor, community project development manager for Great Yarmouth Town FC and panel member for the Queens Award for Voluntary Service.
Speaking after his selection on Tuesday, he said: 'From the villages to the town I understand our community, our values and our challenges. I am proud to stand as a strong, local champion on a record of positive action.'
Labour's last Great Yarmouth MP was Tony Wright who was elected three times between 1997 and 2010.