Beth Miller is set to be Labour's candidate in Corby and East Northants when the next general election is called.

On Sunday ( Jan 14 ) party activists by a majority chose the 26-year-old former Brooke Weston student from an all-female shortlist of potential candidates. 

Miller took on the Labour candidacy at short notice for last year's snap general election, but failed to unseat Conservative Tom Pursglove, despite the Labour share of the vote locally going up to almost 45%.

On being selected Beth Miller said “I am so proud to be selected as the Labour candidate. I want to finish the job I started last year....with the local Labour Party, I will campaign in all parts of the constituency. There will be no ‘no - go’ areas. I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.”

An employee of the Bank of England, she was also previously an adviser to senior Labour MPs Vernon Coaker and David Blunkett.

The latest date for the next general election is in 2022.