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Barbara Cannon

Barbara Cannon has been an elected member of local government for 25 years and is currently an Executive Member of Allerdale Borough Council. Barbara is a former Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care with Cumbria County Council. In the 2010 General Election, she was the Labour Party Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Penrith & The Border.

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Barbara Cannon

The Copeland by-election and the battle to save West Cumberland hospital There is a mighty battle going on just now in Copeland during the parliamentary by-election, triggered when former MP Jamie Reed resigned. Labour has held the seat since the 1930′s and to lose it now is unthinkable. Yet there is a worrying and prevailing view…