It looks like Hugh Bayley’s replacement, as a Labour candidate to be the City’s MP, will be a Trades Union official who is based in London.
Speculation had mounted, that an outsider would be parachuted into the York Central constituency, when Labour decided to impose an “all woman” shortlist on its members.
Amongst those vying for support is understood to be a senior UNITE trades union official with a specialist interest in the health services.
Labour is heavily dependant on Unions like UNITE for its funding.
The Tories have already selected a London based man to be their candidate.
This leaves LibDem Nick Love @NickLovesYork as the only York resident selected as a candidate for the contest by any of the major parties.