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TV comedy writer John O'Farrell to represent Labour in Eastleigh by-election
9:34pm Tuesday 12th February 2013 in News
The TV comedy writer was selected ahead of media entrepreneur Mark Latham and two Southampton city councillors, Cllr Andrew Pope and Cllr Darren Paffey.
Labour was the final party to select its candidate for the hotly contested by-election, which will take place on February 28.
It comes after disgraced Chris Huhne resigned from the role, after admitting to perverting the course of justice.
Mr O'Farrell said: “I am delighted to have been selected as the Labour candidate for Eastleigh, and look forward to pounding the pavements with members and supporters over the next two weeks."