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Former Labour councillor in return effort

An interesting snippet of information has just come my way, following Jarrow Labour Party’s spectacular cock up in the nomination process for the Primrose ward by election in South Tyneside (which resulted in the finding of an emergency candidate), Arthur Meeks the former Horsley Hill Labour councillor has secured the nomination to fight the Bede ward in Jarrow for Labour.

Arthur is a former chairman of the Licensing sub committee and is a trusted lieutenant of South Tyneside Council’s Labour Leader Iain Malcolm, and the South Shields man narrowly won the nomination by seven votes to six, beating Alan Smith, the husband of former councillor Moira Smith. Sources close to the meeting tell me that Arthur Meeks’ victory has caused quite a stir in the Jarrow Labour Party but that an aggressive campaign will be launched from next week to unseat the Independent Tom Defty.

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Written by curly

March 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

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