Labour candidate for Cambridge announced

A Labour candidate has been selected to oppose Cambridge MP Julian Huppert in the next general election.

Daniel Zeichner has beaten four other hopefuls to the lead position, which enables him to stand for Labour at the next general election.

Mr Zeichner came third in the 2010 poll, and was up against Cllr Tariq Sadiq, the party’s leader on Cambridgeshire County Council.

Anna-Joy Rickard, the director of the Gresham Road-based Humanitarian Centre, was another candidate, as was Cambridge University PhD student Peter Roberts, who fought the North East Cambridgeshire seat two years ago, and Alexandra Kemp, vice-chairman of North West Norfolk Labour Party.

The five have campaigned over the next few weeks before party members voted after a final hustings.

Labour activists believe they can unseat Liberal Democrat Julian Huppert at the next election, expected to be held in 2015.

Anne Campbell, Labour MP for Cambridge for 13 years until 2005, said: “I think the person who is selected will become the next MP for Cambridge.”

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