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'I grew up in a working-class family and I will fight for Dudley,' says new seat's Labour candidate

The Labour Party has selected Sonia Kumar as its candidate for the Dudley seat.

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Sonia Kumar

The NHS worker will take on Conservative Marco Longhi, who won the previous Dudley North seat at the 2019 election.

“I grew up in a working-class family, where my parents worked seven days a week so they could provide opportunities for their children," she said.

"As your candidate I will fight every day to make sure that Dudley has a Labour MP once again so we can bring opportunities to every part of our constituency and we get our fair share of funding.

“I am not a career politician, I have chosen the path of politics wanting to build policy which works for everyone in society. I want to win for all of us and I will fight for Dudley in Parliament.”