THE first man to win a council seat in the east of Witney for the Labour Party has been picked as his party’s candidate to face David Cameron at the 2015 General Election.
Father-of-two Duncan Enright, aged 49, will be Labour’s parliamentary candidate for the Witney constituency – currently held by the Prime Minister – at the 2015 poll, and will be hoping recent good fortune for Labour in the area will be on his side.
He won the Witney East district council seat in 2012, the first time a candidate from his party had ever won in the ward.
In January 2011 he had won a town council seat in a by-election.
Then in May this year, Laura Price won the county seat of Witney South and Central.
Mr Enright, who runs his own publishing company and leads the Labour group on West Oxfordshire District Council, said: “I am proud of West Oxfordshire where I have lived most of my adult life, and would love to represent my neighbours in Parliament.
I believe local people deserve an MP from their own community. I have campaigned successfully against local Conservatives to make Witney a Fairtrade town, to stop wasteful useless schemes like Witney’s Cogges Link Road, and to invest in local jobs so fewer people have to commute miles from our district.
“I believe power in our democracy rests with every one of us.