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Jeremy Corbyn congratulates Afzal Khan

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Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party, commenting on the triggering of the Gorton by-election and the selection of Afzal Khan, said:

“I am delighted that Afzal Khan will be Labour’s candidate for the Manchester Gorton by-election.

“Afzal is a fantastic example of what can be achieved when hard work, community and dedication combine. Afzal’s strong track record of contributing to his community, as a bus driver, a police officer and now an MEP, makes him best placed to deliver for Manchester Gorton.

“Manchester is a vibrant city but has suffered from years of Tory cuts and neglect. Afzal, as a strong Labour voice, will stand up for Manchester Gorton.

“I am proud that Labour has selected a local candidate with such dedication to his community.”

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