Labour has chosen Andrew Mawson to fight the local by election in Bingley. The election, caused by the resignation of Tory Councillor Colin Gill will be held on December 4th.
Labour Candidate, Andrew Mawson, 40, is a civil servant and lives in Gilstead. He attended local schools including Beckfoot. He is secretary of Bingley Labour Party and has been an active campaigner on local issues for several years. Andrew can be frequently seen at the Labour Action Team Street Stalls in Bingley Town Centre on Saturday mornings. He is a member of Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Chairman of the Northern Cricket Society.
Andy said, “I am pleased to be representing Labour in this by election in my home town. I already work hard in the area to get the best deal for local people so stepping up to be a Councillor is something I know I could do well for my community.”
Susan Hinchcliffe, Prospective Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Shipley, said, “I am delighted that Andrew has been selected as our candidate. He is an excellent choice and a real asset to Labour in Bingley. We have done a lot of campaigning recently in the area so are ready for the election.”
Ian Greenwood, Leader of the Labour group on Bradford Council, said “Andrew would be a good addition to the Labour group, he’s a hard-working local man.”