A & E doctor Stephen Hitchen has pulled out of the race to become the Labour Party candidate to succeed Tristram Hunt in the upcoming by-election in Stoke-on-Trent Central.
There were rumours circulating last night over this issue.
He has posted the following statement:
There are now three local candidates – Cllr Gareth Snell, Trudie McGuiness and Cllr Allison Gardner who will all go before Stoke-on-Trent Central CLP tonight.
I wish them all well.