A SUSSEX Labour Party parliamentary candidate has been confirmed.

Bella Sankey will stand in the Arundel and South Downs constituency.

She said: “Throughout my life I have sought to assist others, particularly the most vulnerable.

“Government austerity policies have left health, education, transport and social care services in Sussex ravaged with many people feeling vulnerable and isolated.

“It is time to reverse that with costed plans to improve the quality of life for all.”

The party says she is committed to protecting the environment and supporting Labour’s policies aimed at tackling climate change.

Arundel and South Downs Labour Party chairwoman Caroline Fife said: “Bella’s selection is a major boost to our campaign to create a fairer future for all in this constituency.

"We’re very excited to be working with her in the weeks ahead to give voters a strong alternative to Tory austerity and misery.”

Ms Sankey went to school in Brighton before studying Law at Cambridge University and then an MA at SOAS University of London before spearheading campaigns and lobbying at human rights organisations.

She is now a trained barrister and lives in Sussex with her husband and four month old daughter.