Labour Party selects Mike Smith-Clare to run to be Great Yarmouth’s next MP

Mike Smith-Clare of Blue Cat who has been made an MBE Photo: Steve Adams

Mike Smith-Clare of Blue Cat who has been made an MBE Photo: Steve Adams

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.'

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Labour's last Great Yarmouth MP was Tony Wright who was elected three times between 1997 and 2010.

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