Jamie Reed (Labour) has today resigned as MP for Copeland constituency to take up a post as Sellafield’s Head of Development & Community Relations from January 2017.
Mr Reed’s resignation has fuelled speculation that Ed Balls could run for the seat and make a return to politics.
Preparations are being made for a by-election and Paul Nuttall has been contacted by us regarding fielding a high quality UKIP parliamentary candidate.
Jamie had a slim majority of just over 2,500 votes in this marginal constituency. As this is a big Brexit area, with 62% of voters voting to Leave the EU, there is a good chance for UKIP, given the right candidate.