The new Labour candidate for Edmonton has described being selected to contest the seat as a “huge honour”.

Trade union and Labour party activist Kate Osamor beat Councillor Ayfer Orhan and former Mayor of Enfield Kate Analoue to become Labour’s candidate for Edmonton in May’s general election.

A member of Labour's National Executive Committee, the Tottenham GP practice manager was delighted to be selected last Saturday.

She said: “It’s a huge honour to be selected as Labour’s Parliamentary Candidate for Edmonton, following Andy Love.

“I’d like to thank the local Labour members for selecting me as their candidate. I look forward to continue the campaign to ensure Edmonton remains Labour, and we get Ed Miliband in Downing Street this May.

“This election will have huge consequences for Edmonton and the rest of the country. I’ll campaign hard for a Labour government that will save our NHS and fight for local families being left behind by this government.”

The Labour seat has been held by Andy Love since 1997.