Ealing MP Backs Miliband For Labour Leader
Virendra Sharma declares his support
Ealing Southall Labour MP Virendra Sharma is backing David Miliband in the Labour leadership race.
Mr Miliband, the MP for South Shields, is front-runner to fill the job vacated by Gordon Brown.
Mr Sharma retained his seat this month beating Conservative Gurcharan Singh with a large majority.
Mr Miliband, the former Foriegn Secretary, joined Mr Sharma in Southall in the build up to his general election victory.
Mr Sharma said:
"Since my election to Parliament I have worked very closely with David on national and international issues and I know that he will provide the leadership that the country and the Labour Party needs. He has the ideas, energy and drive to rebuild the Labour Party and will be a great leader.
"David has joined me on the campaign trail in Ealing Southall during both my by-election and general election campaigns and I am impressed by his ability to connect with voters. He has my 100 per cent backing and that of my constituency Labour Party."
Mr Sharma was first elected MP for Ealing Southall at a by-election in 2007 and retained his seat this month with 22,024 votes over Conservative Gurcharan Singh on 12,733.
May 18, 2010