Conor McGinn named as St Helens North’s candidate

Conor McGinn
Conor McGinn

Labour officials have elected Conor McGinn to succeed Dave Watts as their candidate in St Helens North.

Mr McGinn is a seasoned political operator and currently works as a senior advisor to Vernon Coaker, the shadow defence secretary.

He secured the position after a lengthy hustings meeting at St Helens town hall on Sunday afternoon.

Previously, the married dad-of-one had impressed party activists during hundreds of one-to-one meetings with his intellect and commitment Labour politics.

He saw off competition from an unusually strong field of candidates, including council leader Barrie Grunewald and former mayor Andy Bowden.