Outgoing mayor is Labour's election candidate for Tiverton and Honiton seat

PUBLISHED: 15:12 10 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:15 10 May 2017

Caroline Kolek-Labour.  Ref mhh 3007-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

Caroline Kolek-Labour. Ref mhh 3007-15-15SH. Picture: Simon Horn

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Caroline Kolek last contested the seat in 2015, where she came third but increased the party's vote share.

Honiton’s outgoing mayor has announced her challenge to claim the Tiverton and Honiton Parliament seat.

Labour candidate Caroline Kolek last contested the seat in 2015, where she came third but increased the party’s vote share.

She is now aiming to fill the seat, held previously by Conservative candidate Neil Parish, for the June 8 election.

Caroline is a teacher, mother and union activist and has been at the forefront of campaigns to save Hhspital beds in the constituency.

Ms Kolek said: “I am delighted to have been selected again as the Labour Party Candidate for Tiverton and Honiton.”

Election agent and Tiverton town councillor Steve Bush added: “The doubling of the Labour vote in Tiverton at last week’s county council elections shows that there is great potential for us to build a solid Labour vote in Tiverton and Honiton.

“We are looking to give the Tories a strong challenge on June 8.”

Neil Parish will be campaigning to keep his seat in Tiverton and Honiton after being re-selected to stand for the Conservatives.

He was elected as MP in the 2010 elections with a majority of 9,320.

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