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Kensington Labour is delighted to announce the selection of their parliamentary candidate, Dr Rodwan Abouharb.

Dr Abouharb was born in Cardiff to an English mother and a Syrian father, and spent his first five years in Syria before returning to the UK. He comes from a modest but hardworking background and achieved scholarships to take him to university and post-graduate research; he is currently senior lecturer in International Relations at University College London.

Rod has pledged to work hard with Labour activists to get out the vote in the local and European elections next year, and to overturn Tory rule in Kensington in 2015, saying:

‘I will campaign to change how we make decisions in this country. We must make choices based on evidence, not ideology, that improve the lives of hard working residents in our communities.

I will campaign to end tuition fees.

I will seek to make the living wage a reality.

I will campaign to improve access to affordable housing.

I will campaign to prevent the backdoor privatisation of the NHS.

If elected, I will be a visible and accessible MP.

If elected, I will have a full-time staffed office in the constituency.’

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