A RELATIVE of Tony Blair has been chosen to fight a Parliamentary seat.
The Labour Party have selected Steph Booth to contest the Calder Valley seat which includes Brighouse and Elland.
Mrs Booth is the step-mother of Cherie Blair, wife of the former Prime Minister.
She was chosen as Labour’s Parliamentary candidate for Calder Valley at a meeting in Mytholmroyd.
Mrs Booth said: “It is a real honour to be selected and I am delighted that Labour Party members have chosen to put their faith in me.
“As we all know, Calder Valley faces big challenges during the current economic difficulties. I will be working hard for everyone who lives here to make sure our communities get all the help they need.”
Mrs Booth was backed by Chris McCafferty who is stepping down as Calder Valley MP at the next election.
She said: “I’m absolutely sure Steph will do a tremendous job for the constituency that I have been proud to represent.”
Mrs McCafferty had a majority of 1,367 over the Conservatives at the last general election in 2005.
Mrs Booth, who lives in Todmorden, is married to Cherie Blair’s father, Tony Booth, who is best known for his role in the long-running TV sitcom Till Death Us Do Part.