THE wait to find out who will be the Labour general election candidate in Dudley  is over.

The party has announced Sonia Kumar will stand in the newly created constituency of Dudley in a bid to topple the Tories.

The Conservatives won Dudley North in their landslide election victory of 2019, boundary changes mean the constituency has been replaced by Dudley.

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

“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.”

Dudley councillor Adam Aston, who made the shortlist for selection as a candidate, was quick to show his support for Ms Kumar.

On X (formerly Twitter), Cllr Aston said: “I’m incredibly proud to have made it onto the shortlist to serve as Labour’s parliamentary candidate for Dudley … alas it wasn’t to be.

“I pledge my full support to @_SoniaKumar with her campaign to become Dudley’s next MP.”