Iraq veteran Ken Rustidge chosen as North East Cambridgeshire Labour parliamentary candidate for 2015 general election

11:13 06 August 2014

Ken Rustidge was selected as the official Labour Party candidate for North East Cambs.

Ken Rustidge was selected as the official Labour Party candidate for North East Cambs.

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The Labour Party has selected an Iraq veteran as its parliamentary candidate for next May’s general election.

 Ken Rustidge was selected as the official Labour Party candidate for Wisbech. Ken Rustidge was selected as the official Labour Party candidate for Wisbech.

Ken Rustidge was chosen to represent Labour at a meeting of the North East Cambridgeshire Constituency Labour Party on Saturday.

Father-of-two Mr Rustidge has been a teacher for more than 20 years and is a full-time official with the National Union of Teachers. He has been an Army Reservist for more than 30 years and served in Iraq in 2006.

His priorities are to defend the NHS from privatisation, fight for better resources for education in Cambridgeshire and tackle low wages across the area.

A Labour Party spokesman said: “Ken impressed the party members by making a huge effort to visit all areas of the constituency, and speaking with many in person.

“He is an experienced campaigner, and his enthusiasm to take the arguments for change to the doorstep was a winning factor on Saturday.”

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