Yasmin Qureshi has won the Labour nomination for Bolton South East, where Brian Iddon is standing down at the General Election. Brian has been a fine MP and I know that Yasmin is a worthy successor.
I first heard her speak when she was seeking the nomination in North East Derbyshire, when I had announced my own retirement. I was impressed and was more than happy to give her support later at a fund raising event when she became the Candidate for Brent East for the 2005 election.
As a Barrister she is the Human Rights Adviser to the Greater London Authority. She is now working hard in Bolton and is well known in the local Party. She is obviously committed fully to her new brief. I know that she will make a fine MP.