Labour Select Ferrett As Candidate Portsmouth.

Labour have tonight selected local Councillor John Ferrett as their candidate for Portsmouth North at the next election.

Ferrett, a Prospect union member, succeeds former Chief Secretary Sarah McCarthy Fry who lost to sitting MP Penny Mordaunt by 7,289 votes in 2010 after an 8.6% swing to the Conservatives.

Ferrett stood against Mike Hancock in Portsmouth South in 2010 gaining 5,640 votes which amounted to a 13.7% share of the vote.

Speaking to tbg Ferrett said - "I am delighted to have been selected in Portsmouth North and am really looking forward to getting on with the job of winning the seat back for Labour in 2015."

Ferrett is one of the opposition councillors still calling for Mike Hancock's suspension pending a hearing at Portsmouth City Council into his conduct soon.