General Election 2017: Kerry Pollard confirmed as Labour candidate in St Albans

Kerry Pollard. Photo: Ian Vogler

Kerry Pollard. Photo: Ian Vogler - Credit: Archant

Kerry Pollard as been confirmed as the Labour candidate for St Albans in the General Election.

Rumours surrounding Mr Pollard’s candidacy were first reported by the Herts Advertiser last week.

Mr Pollard said: “I am delighted and very proud to have been selected by the national party.

“I will do my level best to be elected as St Albans’ MP on June 8.”

He previously served as St Albans’ member of parliament between 1997 and 2005.

He was unseated in 2005 by the current Conservative MP Anne Main.

Mr Pollard will now face Mrs Main once again, as well as Daisy Cooper for the Liberal Democrats, and Jack Easton for the Green Party,

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Ms Cooper said: “Kerry Pollard was elected off the back of Tony Blair’s election victory, and that time is effectively over.

“It is Jeremy Corbyn’s party now.”

The 73-year-old ran again for Labour in St Albans at the 2010 election, where he secured second place, with 23.3 per cent of the vote.

To unseat Mrs Main, he will have to overturn her 12,000-vote majority.

A poll of 1,000 HertsAd readers found 13 per cent of respondents would back Labour in the general election.