Sally Copley for Oxford West & Abingdon

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The Oxford & District Labour Party is pleased to have selected Sally Copley as our candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon in 2015.

Sally has lived in Oxford since 2005 and currently works for Oxfam as a Campaigns Director. She has previously worked for various charities such as Save the Children, Shelter and Stonewall, and recently chaired the successful Enough Food IF campaign which campaigns on global food poverty. She is a working mum with two children at Oxford primary schools.

Sally said: "I'm honoured to have been selected as Labour's candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon. I hope to use my extensive experience in campaigns to work with the residents of the constituency on the issues they care about. I am passionate about giving people a real voice in politics which is why I want to run for parliament."

Sally was selected at a meeting of Oxford West & Abingdon Labour members earlier tonight.

Andrew Smith, Labour MP for Oxford East, said: "Sally will be first-rate candidate for Oxford West & Abingdon and I know she will do a great job of engaging local people. As well as being a local resident in touch with local people and their concerns, her background in policy and campaigning equip her well to put across Labour's message and win support. I look forward to working with her in her new role."

Sally is particularly interested in issues of inequality, combating food poverty, international affairs and climate change. She believes that effective local campaigns can make a real difference on these issues and that the government needs to be doing more in the international community to tackle them.

Richard Stevens, Co-Chair of the Oxford & District Labour Party and our candidate in 2010, said: "I'm glad we have picked Sally to continue Labour's work in the constituency and I am confident she can get a big swing towards Labour in 2015."