Labour has named its parliamentary candidate for the Cotswolds.

Chair of the Central Cotswolds Branch of Labour Alan Mackenzie will contest the constituency for Labour in the next general election, standing against Sir Geoffrey Clifton-Brown (Conservative), Sabrina Poole (Green Party), Peter Udale (Brexit Party) and Liz Webster (Lib Dems).

Announcing the news, a spokesman for the party said: "Alan feels that, within any society, we should always strive to help each other, regardless of who we are or our background.

"He describes his approach to all matters and situations as 'how may I help?', and he will be an excellent advocate of our 'For the Many, not the Few'.

"Alan has always been caring, dedicated and passionate about climate issues and the environment, showing early signs of this as a child in school where he always stood up for animal rights.

"His family includes his wife, who works for the NHS, his daughter at Cirencester College and his son in his GCSE course, so his family is living daily with a clear picture of the effects of the Tory cutbacks.

"Having worked previously in the transport police, now working in security, Alan has always sought to work for the better conditions and well-being of his colleagues and has been active within his trade union.

"Indeed, his own grandfather was a general secretary of the TSSA.

"Working hard for the rights and well-being of those working in the police, in railways and recently in security on matters of pay, health and safety, he works closely with TSSA and GMB trade unions.

"Alan was one of our candidates who stood this year in the local elections for a ward in Cirencester.

"He is proud to have helped as one of a team to spread the voice and reach of Labour across the Cotswolds, and he relishes the opportunity to continue that work of bringing hope and 'can do' message to every part of the Constituency."