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Labour's Apprenticeships Ambassador Hasn't Actually EVER Had Any Contact With The Party

29/04/2015 14:21 BST | Updated 29/04/2015 14:59 BST
LBC

In the Labour party's September conference, Ed Miliband announced Elizabeth Shepherd would become the party's apprenticeships ambassador. But, since then, the 21-year-old hasn't actually had *any* contact with the party. At all.

Speaking on LBC, Shepherd, from Bolton, told Nick Ferrari even at the time of the announcement, no-one from Labour ever spoke to her.

"I'm going to be completely honest.. I personally didn't have any contact with anyone from the party," she said.

"I know there's obviously bigger things going on in the world but I'd have liked a phone call just to say 'we didn't need you'.

"Every vote is supposed to matter.."

The auto-electrician was first touted as the party's poster girl during the conference, when she was asked to stand up twice, as Miliband called for a round of applause for her - and she was invited on stage.

“I think it’s fair to say, Elizabeth, that you are breaking through in what’s been pretty much a man’s world,” Miliband, who first met Shepherd during a tour of her college, said.

The Labour Party has since said it will be in touch with Shepherd and will be inviting her to an election event.

"We have a number of things planned in the early months of a Labour Government that we would be delighted if Elizabeth was involved in."

Labour has been contacted for an update but has yet to respond.

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