Tags:Andrew Adonis /Brexit /European elections 2019 / Labour has revealed its full list of candidates for the upcoming European elections, as selected by its ruling body the national executive committee (NEC) earlier this week.Among those selected is Lord Andrew Adonis, who is second on the South West region list after incumbent Clare Moody.The NEC also selected Momentum’s national co-ordinator Laura Parker, a left-wing pro-Remain activist who is in favour of another referendum and a supporter of anti-Brexit group Another Europe is Possible.But above Parker on the same list – for London – is Katy Clark, an ally of Jeremy Corbyn. Clark used to work for the Labour leader as his political secretary. A former MP, she led the party’s democracy review last year and took a job in the general secretary’s office.If Labour keeps the same number of London MEPs in the elections next month, both Parker and Clark would be elected.Eloise Todd, CEO of anti-Brexit organisation Best for Britain, has also been selected. If successful, she would join fellow Remain and public vote campaigner Richard Corbett in representing Yorkshire and the Humber.The NEC agreed that all of those who are already in post would automatically be put at the top of their regional list.Below is the full list of Labour candidates for each European regional constituency.East Midlands RegionRory Palmer – incumbentLeonie MathersTony TinleyNicolle NdiweniGary GoddenEastern RegionAlex Mayer – incumbentChris VinceSharon TaylorAlvin ShumAnna SmithAdam ScottJaveria HussainLondon RegionClaude Moraes – incumbentSeb Dance – incumbentKaty ClarkLaura ParkerMurad QureshiTaranjit ChanaJames BecklesSanchia AlasiaNorth East RegionJudith Kirton-Darling – incumbentPaul Brannen – incumbentClare Penny-EvansNorth West RegionTheresa Mary Griffin – incumbentJulie Carolyn Ward – incumbentWajid Iltaf Khan – incumbentErica LewisDavid BrennanClaire CozlerSaf IsmailYvonne TennantScotlandDavid Martin – incumbentJayne BaxterCraig MillerAmy Lee FraioliCallum O’DwyerAngela BrethertonSouth East RegionJohn Howarth – incumbentCathy ShuttArran NeatheyEmma TurnballRohit DasguptaAmy FowlerDuncan EnrightLubna ArshadSimon BurgessRachael WardSouth West RegionClare Moody – incumbentAndrew AdonisJayne KirkhamNeil GuildYvonne AtkinsonSadik Al HassanWalesJackie JonesMatthew DorranceMary WimburyMark WhitcuttWest Midlands RegionNeena Gill – incumbentSiôn Simon – incumbentJulia BuckleyAnsar Ali KhanZarah SultanaSamuel HennessyLiz ClementsYorkshire & the HumberRichard Corbett – incumbentEloise ToddMohammed Jawad KhanJayne AllportMartin MayerAlison Hume
JAMES Roby is looking to use last year’s Super League Grand Final success to spur his side on to victory in Sunday’s Ladbrokes Challenge Cup quarter-final against Widnes Vikings at Langtree Park on Sunday (4pm).The hooker was part of the last Saints team to hoist the Challenge Cup in 2008 and believes their achievements can be the confidence booster needed for a first trip to Wembley in eight years.“We’re always out to win every trophy that’s on offer,” he said. “I think we can use the Grand Final win last year as motivation in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup to get to Wembley.“We went through a bit of adversity last year with the injuries we had, so if we can replicate what we did last year in Super League for the Cup this season then hopefully it will help us reach Wembley.”St Helens host last year’s beaten semi-finalists Widnes on Sunday afternoon in the last of the quarter-final fixtures and Roby has rich experiences in Rugby League’s oldest Cup competition.“I’ve got some fantastic memories from winning the Challenge Cup,” he continued. “There’s something about the whole feel to it. – It’s magical. The whole preparation of going down to London a few days before the final and walking out at Wembley which is such a fantastic stadium makes the Challenge Cup such a special occasion.“Watching the Cup as a kid you always dream one day that it’s you walking out on that pitch and lifting the trophy.“We have to beat Widnes first if we’re to have any chance of getting there, though. It won’t be easy but I’m sure plenty of fans will turn up on Sunday from both clubs to cheer their side on.”Tickets are on sale from the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.Prices are: Hatton’s Solicitors West Stand: Adults £15, Concessions £12, Juniors £5 with Junior Season Ticket Holders free.Totally Wicked North and Solarking South Stands: Adults £18, Concessions £14, Juniors £5 with Junior Season Ticket Holders free. Junior Season Ticket Holders are free but must collect a ticket to gain entry.
SAINTS get their First Utility Super League season underway tonight when they take on Huddersfield Giants.The game will kick off at 8pm.Saints have a good record against the Giants – but of course that counts for nothing once the game arrives.Super League Summary:St Helens won 31 (includes wins in 2009 and 2010 play-offs)Huddersfield won 9Highs and Lows:St Helens highest score: 68-18 (H, 1998) (Widest margin: 68-18, H, 1998; 54-4, H, 2007)Huddersfield highest score: 40-18 (H, 2011); 40-4 (A, 2013) (Widest margin: 40-4, A, 2013)Super League – 2,000th Player:The ninth player to make their Super League debut in the 2016 season will become the 2,000th to have played in the competition since 1996.1,991 players have previously made a Super League appearance in the summer era (including regular season, play-offs and Super League Super 8s. 2015 Qualifiers not included).Super League Milestones:(Players reaching significant figures in Super League games only, including play-offs & Super League Super 8s)Tommy Makinson – 8 points away from 500 (492 for St Helens, 2011-2015)Tickets for tonight’s opener at remain on sale.To buy yours contact the Ticket Office at Langtree Park, call 01744 455 052 or go online here.
MATTY Smith has been named in Saints 19 man squad for Friday’s Betfred Super League Round Six game with Warrington Wolves.He is available for selection after recovering from a broken leg sustained in the pre-season friendly with Widnes.The only other change from last week’s 19 sees Morgan Knowles miss out with a knock.Head Coach Keiron Cunningham will choose his 17 from:2. Tommy Makinson, 3. Ryan Morgan, 4. Mark Percival, 5. Adam Swift, 6. Theo Fages, 7. Matty Smith, 8. Alex Walmsley, 9. James Roby, 10. Kyle Amor, 12. Jon Wilkin, 13. Louie McCarthy-Scarsbrook, 14. Luke Douglas, 15. Adam Walker, 17. Tommy Lee, 18. Dominique Peyroux, 19. Greg Richards, 21. Jack Owens, 23. Jack Ashworth, 36. Zeb Taia.Tony Smith will choose his 17 from:1. Stefan Ratchford, 3. Rhys Evans, 5. Matthew Russell, 6. Kevin Brown, 7. Kurt Gidley, 8. Chris Hill, 9. Daryl Clark, 10. Ashton Sims, 12. Jack Hughes, 13. Joe Westerman, 14. Mike Cooper, 15. Brad Dwyer, 17. Dominic Crosby, 18. Andre Savelio, 20. Toby King, 23. Joe Philbin, 26. Jack Johnson, 28. Harvey Livett, 34. Ben Westwood.The game kicks off at 8pm and the referee will be James Child.Ticket details can be found here.Tickets for Friday’s game are selling well and are available from the Ticket Office at the Totally Wicked Stadium, by calling 01744 455 052 or online here.Hospitality is also available for the clash – click here to find out more information on this Friday’s superb and entertaining package!