Sue is working closely with Lee Sheriff, Labour’s prospective Parliamentary candidate for Carlisle, to help ensure Cumbria has its first women in Westminster after the General Election.
The county has never had a woman MP, but is now on the verge of having two, representing Workington and Carlisle constituencies.
Sue said: “Lee is a first-class candidate, and her background means she understands completely how hard-working families in Carlisle are struggling under this Tory-led coalition government.
“I’m delighted to be working alongside Lee, in the next-door constituency, and I hope we will both be given the opportunity to represent Cumbria in Parliament.
“Lee and I are already working with Jamie Reed, Labour MP for Copeland, and John Woodcock, Labour MP for Barrow and Furness, and it would be fantastic to have four Labour MPs working together for Cumbrian people all the way from Barrow to Carlisle.
“Labour’s philosophy, and mine, has always been that we can achieve more together than we can alone. I am convinced that together we can do great things for Cumbria, and help to bring improvement and change for the county.”