Labour storm over candidate's claims

THERE have been calls for an investigation into alleged false claims by one of the six Labour parliamentary candidates vying to replace Ian McCartney.

In her official election letter to Makerfield’s 250 members, Emma Hoddinott claims she is a former mayor of the East Yorkshire town of Beverley.

Ms Hoddinott, the Culture and London Olympics 2012 Manager for York and North Yorkshire, states: “Between 2003 and 2007, I was an elected Town Councillor, which included a year as Mayor of Beverley.

“It was a great honour to represent my home town in this way and I