Labour councillor Sally Gimson standing in Highgate but hoping to become Sheffield MP
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Highgate could lose a second incumbent councillor next month after it was revealed Cllr Sally Gimson is bidding to stand as a Labour MP in Sheffield.
Cllr Gimson is hoping to be selected as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Sheffield Heeley ahead of next year’s general election, despite standing for re-election as a Highgate councillor next month.
She is one of 13 candidates vying to replace Meg Munn who is stepping down as Labour MP for Sheffield Heeley at next year’s election.
A final shortlist of candidates to replace Ms Munn is set to be announced by Labour chiefs next week, followed by a final decision on the successful candidate in May.
Cllr Gimson, who was elected as a Highgate councillor in a by-election in 2011, lost out last year to Cllr Tulip Siddiq in the fight to become Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn.
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If she is successful in Sheffield, Cllr Gimson will join the Green Party’s Maya de Souza in stepping down as a Highgate councillor.
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