Following an overwhelming victory in the Bradford East Labour Party’s reselection process, Imran has been formally backed to continue as the Labour candidate for Bradford East in the next General Election.
The result, announced on Friday 25 October, of the re-selection process that is required of every sitting Labour MP saw Imran win each of the six Bradford East Labour Party Branches, with this unanimous Branch result credited by Imran to his strong track record since his election in 2015 and re-election in 2017 of standing up for local people.
Since 2015, Imran has continued to put the people of Bradford first, with a series of high-profile campaigns and achievements for the city, including:
- Delivering £20 million a year for the Northern Schools Strategy to provide additional funding and support for children’s education in Bradford, along with £750,000 for ex-Wakefield City Academy Trust Schools in Bradford to support their transition and protect the education of their pupils.
- Securing £4 million of government funding for the continued redevelopment of the Bradford Odeon and Bradford’s City Centre
- Halting the dangerous plans for the backdoor privatisation of the NHS in Bradford which would have seen vital services at the Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke’s Hospital handed over to a private company.
- Pushing for greater frontline police resources to be invested in tackling dangerous driving and anti-social behaviour in Bradford by West Yorkshire Police, with stronger sentences for those causing death by dangerous driving.
- Remaining accessible to all of his constituents with an open-door system where no appointment is and never will be necessary, and regular advice surgeries at his office and out across the constituency.
Speaking on his reselection victory, Imran said:
“It has been a privilege to serve the people in my home city of Bradford and I am immensely proud to have been backed unanimously by every Labour Branch in Bradford East, and I want to thank local members in Bradford East for putting their faith in me and my strong track record to stand again as your Labour candidate for the next General Election.
“For the past four and a half years, I have been fighting against this Tory Government’s ideologically driven policies of austerity which have increased homelessness, poverty and inequality, and hurt the people of Bradford, whilst fighting for better jobs, more investment in our children’s education, more support for our NHS and a brighter future for everyone across the District, and I look forward to continuing this work.”