Former Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly chosen as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for St. Austell and Newquay.
Felicity Owen was selected as the Prospective Parliamentary Candidate (PPC) for St. Austell and Newquay on Sunday 16th June at an All Members’ Meeting held in St. Stephen in Brannel.
Felicity was selected by the members after four candidates took part in a hustings based on the Question Time format, where each of them answered selected questions on a wide variety of topics and also took questions from the floor.
Felicity is a former Director of Public Health for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Her role was to improve the health of the population and to tackle inequalities in health; she started her career as a nurse, became a renal nurse and a health visitor.
Felicity spoke of her determination to begin campaigning and canvassing to get the Labour Party message out to the people of St. Austell and Newquay that the Tories are failing the people of Cornwall and indeed the nation.
Speaking shortly after the hustings Felicity said:
"I am delighted to have been selected and I promise to work hard to get a Labour government into power. I want to see an end to austerity and see that the NHS and education are in safe hands. There must be no more privatisation of public services and serious action needs to be taken to tackle the climate crisis."
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