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Talks continue on future of candidate; NEWS BRIEFING.

The position of Labour's general election candidate for Shrewsbury remains uncertain after the party confirmed discussions are continuing to resolve the dispute.

Earlier this week Dr Laura Davies, who has contested the Shrewsbury and Atcham seat for Labour at the last two general elections, revealed that she had decided to remain in her post despite losing a vote of no confidence from her Constituency Labour Party (CLP) last month.

Her decision came after the Labour Party said that the matter was one for the CLP to resolve.

However, it has now emerged that the matter is not settled and is being discussed at a higher level of the party.

Catriona Graham, secretary of Shrewsbury and Atcham CLP, said: "As far as the constituency party is concerned the matter is ongoing."

A Labour Party spokesman said he was still hopeful the matter could be resolved at a local level.

He said: "We continue to encourage the Constituency Labour Party and the parliamentary candidate to solve their differences locally and we are sure that a satisfactory resolution can be found."

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Publication:Shropshire Star (Shropshire, England)
Date:Jul 24, 2019
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