The point of this blog was to write down a few thoughts and ideas about home, Labour and the issues people care about. In East Hull, we’re selecting the person whose job it is to combine the three.
I made a decision right at the start not to give a running commentary on the selection process - so I won't.
But I just wanted to say how honoured I was to secure the nomination of Southcoates West on Tuesday.
This selection process has been such an unbelievable journey. I really don't know where or when it's going to end but I'm very proud to have been given the chance to meet, talk and most importantly, listen to members over the last few months.
All I ever wanted was to put my case to them face-to-face and I'm delighted that I'm getting the opportunity to do it.
So thank you.
UPDATE - I'm also very proud to have won the nomination for Ings ward - where I went to school.