Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has said he is “delighted” that local councillor Gill Troughton has been chosen as the party's candidate for the upcoming by-election in Copeland, Cumbria.

And as we know, if we can trust any politician to say it like it is, it’s Corbyn.

After all, mugs don’t lie:


The by-election was triggered by the resignation of Jamie Reed, who was a critic of Corbyn.

But despite Corbyn’s sheer delight at his replacement, it would seem Troughton doesn’t quite reciprocate the feeling.

In August last year, she shared a story titled ‘Corbyn’s past will destroy Labour‘s future’.

And in another tweet she said her potential new leader makes ‘literally no sense’:

She accused him of wanting to split the parliamentary Labour party:

Troughton was also one of 1,000 councillors to back Owen Smith as leader of the Labour party in August last year, during his contest against Corbyn.

We can't wait to see how delighted Corbyn is if she wins.

Troughton said:

It is an honour to have been selected as the Labour candidate for this crucial by-election in my home seat.

 This election is a choice between allowing the Tories to strip NHS services away from Copeland, and sending them a message that it's unacceptable.

 This is my home. I have been part of the campaign against the proposed cuts to A&E and the maternity wing because I know that our community needs this service.

 This is where my family make their living. My husband works in the nuclear supply chain, so I know how important the industry is to thousands of Cumbrians.  I’m pro-nuclear; no ifs, no buts. Moorside is a fantastic opportunity; I’ll make sure our community gets what it deserves.

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