Sheffield Hallam Labour Party has selected Oliver Coppard to be its candidate to take on Nick Clegg at the next election.
Born and brought up in Sheffield Hallam, Oliver went to Dobcroft Primary, High Storrs and Silverdale schools (all in the heart of the Constituency).
He was selected from a shortlist of four by Sheffield Hallam members at a hustings in Sheffield this evening
Having previously worked advising Labour MPs and at the US Congress working for the leader of the Democratic Party, Oliver currently leads the Dearne Valley Eco Vision project developing a low-carbon economy in ex-mining communities.
He also worked on the Obama campaign in the States last year – an experience he says has given him ideas for new ways of campaigning to win in Sheffield Hallam.
After being selected to take on Nick Clegg at the next election, Oliver Coppard said:
“I’m proud and humbled to have been selected as the candidate for my home constituency.
“This is about going out into the constituency and talking to people about the issues that matter here in Hallam. People in Sheffield Hallam care passionately about the NHS, our education system and the economy – I share their values and share their concerns because this is my home too.
“I can’t and won’t stand by and watch Nick Clegg continue to inflict so much damage on the city I love, so I’m going to be working hard over the next two years – with people right across the constituency – to show people we have a real and positive alternative.”