Dozens of Labour Party Members, as well as the GMB and USDAW trades unions, have already pledged their support for Theresa.
After being approached by several local Labour members, Theresa Griffin MEP has put her name forward to be considered as Labour’s candidate for Birkenhead at the next general election.
Theresa says: “I’ve fought all my life for working people and to protect our most vulnerable and, if selected, will bring all of my industrial, trade union and media experience to the role."
"I'd be delighted if members chose me to be Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Birkenhead. The first new Labour candidate since 1979, this is our opportunity to elect the first ever woman to represent the town. We desperately need a Labour government to reverse Tory austerity and to improve people’s daily lives."
Theresa has long campaigned for workers in Birkenhead, supporting the striking dockers in the 1990s and helping sacked Cammell Laird workers to seek justice in the European Parliament in 2014.
When the fresh dispute over sacked workers was announced last year, she was out on the picket lines supporting the shipbuilding teams and raising the issue at the highest levels.
Before becoming an MEP, Theresa worked as a North West Regional Officer for the Unison trade union, representing NHS workers and support staff in universities.
In the 1990s, Theresa was the Chair of Economic Development for the City of Liverpool and was responsible for securing billions of pounds of European funding for Merseyside, including Wirral.
“I’m proud to have represented Birkenhead in the European Parliament for the past five years, where I have worked on measures to tackle energy poverty, improve workers’ rights, end the scourge of zero hour contracts and promote high-skilled jobs."
"I would welcome the opportunity to continue that work and bring my national and international experience, working with local communities, to help Birkenhead become the best it can be.”
Theresa Griffin was the recipient of the prestigious ‘Energy MEP of the Year’ award in 2017 for her work on tackling energy poverty and promoting new green industries.
This culminated in the establishment of the European Energy Poverty Observatory, which is now leading on tackling cold, damp and leaky homes.
"I'd be delighted if members chose me to be Labour's Parliamentary candidate for Birkenhead. The first new candidate since 1979, this is our opportunity to elect the first woman ever to represent the town."
"We desperately need a Labour government, putting our socialist values at the heart of everything we do, to reverse Tory austerity and to improve people’s daily lives."