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04/12/2013 06:48 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 18:58 GMT

Meet Ollie Middleton: The 18-Year-Old Student Running For Labour's Bath Seat

Meet The New Face Of Labour, The 18-Year-Old Running For Bath
Ollie Middleton/Twitter
Meet The New Face Of Labour, The 18-Year-Old Running For Bath

Yep, you read that right. Ollie Middleton is an 18-year-old student, bright eyed and bushy tailed, and running for Labour's Bath seat.

The international relations and politics student at Westminster University has managed to persuade the Labour Party to let him compete against Bath's current MP Don Foster in the upcoming 2015 general election.

Middleton, was born in North Wales but grew up in Bath, told the Bath Chronicle he was determined to continue to be a normal young person.

“I do have balance in my life. My friends and my social life are very important to me.”

And, judging by his Twitter account, Middleton does actually seem rather normal.

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Meet Ollie Middleton

Bath Labour Party said it was “excited at selecting such a young, enthusiastic and committed candidate.”

Vice-chair Hilary Fraser said: “This country wants change from the cruelties and indifference of the current Government. Bath people deserve hope, not despair. The community here will very soon find that Labour has a vitality and purpose in the team we plan to field for the local elections, in company with Oliver Middleton. His Labour values are hard won. He will inspire. He will lead. He will understand. He will get things done.”

Middleton, who founded Bath Young Labour, added: “I am absolutely thrilled to have been given the chance to represent Labour in my home city.

"The Bath Labour Party is campaigning on issues that affect the people of Bath including the proposed closure of children’s centres and it offers a real and positive alternative to the Lib Dem policies. Our campaigning work will continue to engage directly with local people. I will listen to the people of Bath and fight for the issues that matter to them.”