Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Hampstead and Kilburn will be a woman

Glenda Jackson will be stepping down

Glenda Jackson will be stepping down - Credit: Nigel Sutton

Hotly contested seat features on the party’s women-only shortlist

The Labour Party’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for the Hampstead and Kilburn seat will be a woman.

The party announced yesterday that the constituency will be included on their women-only shortlist.

The seat is currently held by Labour’s Glenda Jackson who retained it with a majority of just 42 in 2010.

The former Oscar-winning actress will step down at the next General Election which is expected to take play in 2015.

Last month, the Liberal Democrat’s PPC resigned just a month after she was picked.

Emily Frith said she was unable to continue as a candidate after being offered a ‘politically-restricted’ job in the government.

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The party has yet to announce a replacement.

Simon Marcus is the Conservatives Party’s PPC for the seat.

A councillor for Hampstead Town ward, he has described the constituency as a ‘key seat’ adding that he was also keen to work with both Camden and Brent Council’s to improve the state of Kilburn High Road.