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Leader of council Simon Letts contesting Itchen at general election PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 01 May 2017 07:53

vote labourUpdated: Simon Letts, leader of Southampton City Council and councillor for Bitterne ward, has said he's been selected to contest the Itchen constituency for Labour.


Letts said on Twitter he was: "Delighted to be chosen to contest Southampon Itchen for Labour."

He previously tweeted: "This election is happening because of short term Tory strength but long term weakness. A hard Brexit will damage Britain don"t vote for it."

Royston Smith for the Conservatives won a majority of 2,316 votes in the Itchen seat, which covers Bitterne Park, at the last general election in 2015.

For information about other candidates we know about, and more on how the voting went last time, see our previous story.

 On April 20, Letts tweeted:


pie chart GE 2015 Southampton Itchen
How votes were distributed across the parties in Southampton Itchen in 2015

Article updated to include earlier tweet and chart

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