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Assistant Police & Crime Commissioner pulls out of Labour race to be Northfield MP
Tom McNeil has withdrawn from the selection contest after 'very careful consideration'
The West Midlands Assistant Police & Crime Commissioner, Tom McNeil has withdrawn from the contest to secure the Labour Party Nomination to be the Parliamentary Candidate in Birmingham Northfield.
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On Friday last week, McNeil announced he was pulling out of the race on twitter, saying “After very careful consideration I’ve decided to drop out of the Labour parliamentary selection for Northfield… I have given this selection everything I’ve got, but sometimes you see the writing on the wall.”
He went on to tweet, “the best thing for me to do is to recognise that I’m not the person for this seat, and to throw my energy into my hugely privileged job for the Police & Crime Commissioner, and most importantly my family!”
Suggesting he gave the selection “everything” he’s got and only now will ‘throw his energy’ into his day job at the Police & Crime Commissioner’s office may be a poor choice of words given the concerns voiced by his critics…
The crime rate across the West Midlands continues to soar.
Written by Dominic Stanford
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