FORMER Clacton schoolboy Tim Young has been selected as Labour’s candidate for the constituency at the next General Election.

The Labour Colchester councillor was born and brought up in Clacton, attending St Clare's
Primary School and Clacton County High School.

He is currently leader of the Labour group on Colchester Council and is portfolio holder for planning, community safety and culture.

Mr Young will take on current Clacton MP Douglas Carswell, who was formally selected as the Conservative candidate in September.